31-E/7 Avulsion of/by the ligament of the head of the femur

 

31-E/7

Avulsed fragment

The etiology of this ligament avulsion is traumatic hip subluxation/dislocation.

The avulsed fragment is primarily cartilage and therefore may be larger than it appears on x-ray, particularly in young children.

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