What is an Avulsion Fracture?
An avulsion fracture is an injury to the bone in a place where a tendon or ligament attaches to the bone. When an avulsion fracture occurs, the tendon or ligament pulls off a piece of the bone.
Where do avulsion fractures occur?
Avulsion fractures can occur anywhere in the body, but they are more common in some areas. For example, we commonly see avulsion fractures around the pelvis.