Simultaneous ipsilateral avulsion of the anterior superior and anterior inferior iliac spines in an adolescent

Frederick Parke Oldenburg, Matthew V. Smith, George H. Thompson

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Only one case of simultaneous avulsion fractures of the anterior superior and anterior inferior iliac spines has been previously reported. This was associated with a hip dislocation. METHODS: A 16-year-old male adolescent sustained ipsilateral avulsion fractures of his superior and inferior iliac spines from a hyperextension injury of his right hip in a skiing accident. He healed satisfactorily after nonoperative treatment with protected weight bearing and limited active hip range of motion. RESULTS: The patient healed in 12 weeks and returned to full activities, including sports, without complications. CONCLUSIONS: Conservative treatment of simultaneous ipsilateral avulsion fractures of the anterior superior and anterior inferior iliac spines can lead to a good outcome. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Level V.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-30
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

Keywords

  • Iliac spine
  • Pelvic avulsion

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