Isolated avulsion of the small trochanter is uncommon, only sixty-one cases having been reported in the literature. I have recently observed a case, and wish to report it, in conjunction with the essential facts derived from a study of the sixty-one previously reported cases.
REPORT OF A CASE
—A colored boy, aged 14 years, came to the clinic on June 8, 1932, complaining of pain in the upper medial third of the right thigh and stiffness of the right hip. He stated that the day before, during a ball game, he had made a quick stop on approaching a base. As he did this, the trunk was suddenly hyperextended on the lower extremities. He felt something give way in the right thigh; this was accompanied by sharp pain and a fall to the ground. He had to be helped to his feet but found that he could walk unaided
KING D. AVULSION OF THE EPIPHYSIS OF THE SMALL TROCHANTER. Arch Surg. 1934;28(3):561-565. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1934.01170150138009