Postoperative iliac-crest avulsion fracture

Samartzis, Dino; Shen, Francis H.
August 2006
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/29/2006, Vol. 175 Issue 5, p474
Academic Journal
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.


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