Avulsion fracture-A fracture caused by the tearing away of a fragment of bone where a strong ligament or tendon attachment forcibly pulls the fragment away from the bone tissue.
Severed nerves, particularly avulsion injuries in which the nerve is severed at the root, have poorer prognoses.
Avulsion injuries: Avulsion is the medical term for a ripping or tearing of the skin or body part.
Human bites on the head and neck may cause avulsion injuries to the ears, nose, cheeks, or scalp.
Avulsion injuries require surgery to reattach the nerve root to the spinal cord.
An avulsion has heavy, rapid bleeding and a noticeable absence of tissue.
An avulsion is the most severe form of brachial plexus injury.