Apophyseal fracture | definition of apophyseal fracture by Medical dictionary
a fracture occurring in pre-adolescent individuals that separates the growth plate (apophysis) of a bone from the main osseous tissue at a point of strong tendinous or ligamentous attachment.
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The purpose of this paper is to discuss the clinical presentation and management of a case involving a posterior ring apophyseal fracture in a 21-year-old male provincial basketball player with a subsequent lumbar disc extrusion.
1) Rarely in adults, lumbar disc herniations are associated with posterior ring apophyseal fractures (PRAF).
Apophyseal fracture in skeletally immature patients typically occurs during participation in a sport that requires rapid acceleration and deceleration with the hip in an extended position.
Skeletally immature patients are an exception: apophyseal fractures at the origin of the sartorius and rectus femoris muscles are more common than muscular strains in this patient population.
Posterior lumbar apophyseal fractures
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The pelvis is the most common site of apophyseal fractures.
Apophyseal fractures also may occur in the lumbar spine.