Encyclopedia of Pain

2007 Edition

Avulsion Fracture

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-29805-2_347

Definition

A fracture caused by a muscle pulling off a piece of bone from the area of the muscle's attachment.

 Cancer Pain Management, Orthopedic Surgery

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