This type of fracture occurs when a ligament or tendon connecting the bone to a muscle pulls off a sliver of the bone. These injuries occur when the muscle experiences a shock or spasm that pulls on the ligament or tendon. Avulsion fractures are typically seen in athletes and young people.
- Pain at the site of injury
Swelling and tenderness in the tissue surrounding the injured bone
- Medication to relieve pain
- Crutches or a walker to improve mobility
- Rest and keep weight off the injured limb