TITLE

Postoperative iliac-crest avulsion fracture

AUTHOR(S)
Samartzis, Dino; Shen, Francis H.
PUB. DATE
August 2006
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/29/2006, Vol. 175 Issue 5, p474
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on a case of post-operative iliac-crest avulsion fracture in a smoker with cervical myeloradiculopathy who underwent a C4-C5 anterior cervical discectomy and fusion with a tricortical autograft. Six weeks after surgery, the patient experienced acute pain at her graft-harvest site which was discovered as an avulsion fracture of the left anterior superior iliac spine through plain film radiographs.
ACCESSION #
22278877

 

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