What is a avulsion injury?
What is the differential diagnosis on pain in scapular region after an avulsion fracture of the upper humerus?
an open fx is how it sounds. Typically it involves a complete fx of a bone with an associated skin injury(i.e. laceration, skin avulsion, etc...) that the bone fragment is exposed to the external environment. This is a surgical emergency because the risk of infection to the bone is extremely high. An avulsion fx is one in which a portion of the bone is pulled off due to a sudden tearing force by the ligament…
What type of bone injury is it called if you break your ankle when you hit a rock while you are jogging?
I have never heard of or seen a situation that would require an "avulsion" surgery for a hamstring. If any case was ever drastic enough to even think about an avulsion an amputation would 99.99999% be much better and effective. Avulsion in general refers to a tearing away. Specifically, it can refer to: A type of amputation where the extremity is pulled off rather than cut off
An avulsion fracture is when the bony attachment of a muscle (via the tendon) cracks the bone such that the end of the tendon is dangling with the piece of bone where it was attached. In other words, its like when you peel tape off the wall and the paint comes with it. The cuboid is one of the "tarsal" bones that shape the center of your foot. However, since no tendons attach to it…
Avulsion is a change in the border of two properties due to a sudden change in the natural course of a stream or river, such as a flood, when the border is defined by the channel of the waterway. A famous American case is the Mississippi River's change which put Vicksburg on the other side of the river.
Tendons (and ligaments) are attached and are extensions of the periostium of the bone. The periostium is a tough, fibrous outer layer of the bone which provides support to the calcified bone underneath and provides an anchoring structure for tendons and ligaments. The periosteal attachments are very strong, but can be torn by very strong forces and injury. These avulsion injuries are often very difficult to repair and may require surgical intervention.
Depending on the severity of the fracture you might be able to walk on it. However, usually an avulsion means that their is a part of the bone and a muscle in pain. Therefore, it would be best if the first couple of days you took it easy, depending on your doctor's orders, and then try and walk on your own time or by the help of physical therapy that you will eventually need.