Avulsion means 'tearing from its base'.

Avulsion fractures occur when a tendon is torn of its attachment to the bone and takes a fragment of bone with it.


Common joint surface problems in the knee

A quick overview of the problems one sees in the white joint cartilage at the end of the bones in the knee joint.



Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Isolated Posterior Cruciate Ligament Avulsion Fractures: Clinical and Functional Outcome. Joshi S, Bhatia C, Gondane A, Rai A, Singh S and Gupta S. Knee Surg Relat Res. 2017 Sep; 29(3): 210–216.