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what should be done when someone has suffered an avulsion injury?
A simple recommendation of rest is sometimes the best prescription for this type of fracture. When surgery is performed on an avulsion fracture, the goal is to reattach the piece of bone which has been torn away, [ and to address the associated torn ligament or tendon. Recovery periods can be lengthy for more serious avulsion fractures, as any trauma to the area can cause the fracture to recur, or make it worse, two outcomes which are most definitely undesirable. Athletes in particular tend to be at risk of re-damaging avulsion fractures by getting back into training too soon — it's
important to see a doctor to get the ok before taking up physical activity again. ]
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