Introduction Pelvic apophyseal avulsion can limit young athletes’ performance for months and may result in permanent disability. Nonoperative treatment is most commonly preferred, while surgical management with reduction and fixation is reserved for selected cases. Our aim was to evaluate outcomes of operative management of pelvic apophyseal avulsions in a series of adolescents and young adult athletes. Materials and methods Operative room registries and medical records were reviewed to identify patients who received surgi- cal treatment for pelvic apophyseal avulsions who were younger than 24 years and with a minimum of 12 month follow-up. Results Thirty-two patients (16.8 years ± 2.6) were identified. The most common avulsion sites were anterior inferior iliac spine (34.4%, N = 11) and ischial tuberosity (34.4%, N = 11). Other avulsions were five cases (15.6%) of the pubic apophysis, four cases (12.5%) of the anterior superior iliac spine apophysis and one case of the iliac crest apophysis. Seventeen cases (53.1%) underwent surgery early, i.e., during the first 3 months after the acute injury. Twenty-two cases (68.8%) involved reduction with internal fixation, and six cases (18.8%) involved resection of the fragment. Twenty-six athletes (81.3%, N = 26) reported good outcomes and were able to return to preinjury sports level. Six patients (18.8%) had moderate outcome and reported
European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology – Springer Journals
Published: Nov 20, 2017
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