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Ischial tuberosity avulsion

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon


Injury whilst playing soccer.

Patient Data

Age: 14
Gender: Male

Pelvic X-ray

The left ischial tuberosity apophysis is displaced inferiorly from its normal position consistent with an avulsion fracture.

Annotated image

Left ischial apophysis avulsion injury (red arrow). 

Case Discussion

Typical clinical setting and appearance of an ischial tuberosity avulsion fracture in an adolescent soccer player. This injury occurs at the attachment of the hamstring tendons.   

Case courtesy of Judith Hu.

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Case information

rID: 30012
Published: 11th Jul 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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