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Avulsion fracture of the lesser trochanter.

06:00 EDT 23rd March 2012 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Avulsion fracture of the lesser trochanter."

An avulsion fracture of the lesser trochanter is a very rare injury often misdiagnosed as a muscle lesion or hip distortion. This report concerns the avulsion fracture of the lesser trochanter of a 13-year-old boy, suffered on a runway preparing for a long jump. Conservative treatment without weight-bearing was indicated for 6 weeks. Twelve weeks after the injury the patient resumed his normal sport activities.

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Klinik für Unfall- und Wiederherstellungschirurgie, Westpfalz-Klinikum GmbH, Hellmut-Hartert-Straße 1 , 67655, Kaiserslautern, Deutschland, thomas@ruffing.eu.

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Name: Der Unfallchirurg
ISSN: 1433-044X
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