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The infrequency of this injury from indirect violence and the ease with which it may be overlooked, warrant a report of its occurrence.
On June 20, the patient, J. J., aged 23, took three steps forward, kicked violently at a football and missed it. He did not fall from the force of the kick, but immediately felt weak on his right side when he attempted to walk. After some manipulation of the leg by friends, he was able, by limping, to walk, and came by himself to the hospital, suffering little pain except on sharp forward flexure of the thigh. The family and previous history of the patient were negative. He was a laborer in a motor-vehicle shop, doing much heavy lifting.
On examination the patient appears to be a well-developed young man with powerful muscles. There is nothing remarkable in his physical condition except locally. On inspection, the skin
Auer C. FRACTURE ANTERIOR SUPERIOR SPINE OE ILIUMOFOILIUMT FROM IN. JAMA. 1913;61(17):1535. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04350180035013
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