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Fractures, Avulsion MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Fractures, Avulsion
Tree Number(s)
C26.404.038
Unique ID
D000071562
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000071562
Scope Note
Tearing away of the CORTICAL BONE fragment at the location of a strong ligament or tendon attachment. The bone fragment detachment site often occurs near a soft site (e.g., GROWTH PLATE) at the base where LIGAMENTS; TENDONS; or JOINT CAPSULES attach. In younger patients it is most often caused by a sudden forceful pull on a tendon in the opposite direction of the bone movement. In the elderly it is associated with osteoporotic INSUFFICIENCY FRACTURES.
Entry Term(s)
Sprain Fracture
Public MeSH Note
2017
History Note
2017
Date Established
2017/01/01
Date of Entry
2016/07/05
Revision Date
2016/05/31
Fractures, Avulsion Preferred
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