Apophyseal avulsion fracture of the anterior inferior iliac spine due to a simple bone cyst


Elmadag M., Ceylan H. H. , Erdil M. E. , Bilsel K.

ACTA ORTHOPAEDICA ET TRAUMATOLOGICA TURCICA, vol.49, no.2, pp.213-216, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.3944/aott.2015.2996
  • Title of Journal : ACTA ORTHOPAEDICA ET TRAUMATOLOGICA TURCICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.213-216

Abstract

Apophyseal avulsion fractures of the anterior inferior iliac spine are rare; they are usually seen in adolescents as a result of sudden contraction of the rectus femoris muscle. Treatment is usually conservative, but surgical management may be necessary in certain circumstances. We present an unusual case of a 14-year-old male who was referred to our department for a suspicious pathological fracture of his right anterior inferior iliac spine; he was found to have an avulsion fracture of the anterior inferior iliac spine due to simple bone cyst. We discuss the treatment of this rare injury caused by a benign osseous tumour.