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Hip Pain Associated with an Avulsion Fracture in an Adolescent Athlete

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Orthopedic Surgery

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Description:

An apophysis is a secondary ossification center that serves as an insertion site for a tendon or large muscle. Sudden trauma or stress to one of these areas prior to complete ossification can result in an avulsion fracture through the apophysis, especially during a period of rapid bone growth.

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