The avulsion fracture and recovery part 3
Nov18

The avulsion fracture and recovery part 3

Back in June, my son suffered an avulsion fracture on his pelvis. Avulsion fractures are usually related to sport and are more common in young people who are growing quickly. My son’s fracture was caused by pulling a muscle while doing long jump in competition, which pulled his bone away. He was in a lot of pain and was taken to hospital by ambulance. He has made a remarkable recovery since then, but was told he would need to go...

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The avulsion fracture and recovery part 2
Oct07

The avulsion fracture and recovery part 2

Earlier this year, my son suffered an avulsion fracture on his pelvis. Avulsion fractures are usually related to sport and are more common in young people who are growing quickly. My son’s fracture was caused by pulling a muscle while doing long jump, which pulled his bone away. He was in a lot of pain and was taken to hospital by ambulance. He made remarkable progress in his recovery in the first week. You can read about that...

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The avulsion fracture and recovery part 1
Sep30

The avulsion fracture and recovery part 1

Earlier this year, my son suffered an avulsion fracture on his pelvis. Avulsion fractures are usually related to sport and are more common in young people who are growing quickly. When young people have their growth spurt, their bones grow faster than their muscles. So then their muscles are tight and they have to catch up with the growth of the bones. My son’s fracture was caused by pulling a muscle while doing long jump, which...

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The athlete and the broken bone (and dreams)
Jul03

The athlete and the broken bone (and dreams)

Yesterday I told you how my son had achieved his dream of qualifying for the national athletics competition. After coming second at the regional competition, with a massive long jump PB of 6.51, his coaches said: ‘Now wrap him in cotton wool’. They were joking of course. He’s young and fit. He needed to keep training and keep competing. He had two more competitions before the big day – both representing his...

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