3. What Causes an Avulsion Fracture?

Often, a direct force causes an avulsion fracture. Hitting the pavement as the result of a fall, falling on ice, or getting hit by a baseball, for example, can trigger an avulsion fracture. However, indirect force such as turning too quickly on the tennis court can also cause an avulsion fracture.

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