How are avulsion fractures diagnosed?
Your healthcare providers at the emergency department will discuss your injury with you. They’ll ask you questions and perform tests to help diagnose your avulsion fracture. They'll look over the affected area and see if you can move your bones. After that, there might be imaging tests to get a closer look. Tests might include:
- X-rays to look at your bones and joints.
- Computed tomography (CT scan) to look at your soft tissues and organs and get a more precise view of your bones and joints. This is performed if X-rays are unclear.