avulsion fracture

noun

: the detachment of a bone fragment that results from the pulling away of a ligament, tendon, or joint capsule from its point of attachment on a bone

called also sprain fracture

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“Avulsion fracture.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/avulsion%20fracture. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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