Broken bones, also known as fractures, are common among both children and adults. Most fractures occur as a result of trauma such as sports injuries, falls, or vehicle accidents. Some conditions such as osteoporosis, the weakening of the bones as we age, can make you more prone to fracturing a bone.
A fracture typically refers to a break in a bone due to high force or impact. There are many types of fractures that can result depending on the force of trauma and how the bone breaks. This includes closed, open, displaced, stress, spiral, oblique, avulsion, and many more.
- Pain, swelling, bruising, or numbness
- Instability of the bone
- Inability to use the body part that is affected by the break
- Inability to apply weight on the affected body part
- Falls, collisions, blows, or twists
- Vehicle accidents, sports injuries, and other physical accidents
- Overuse and repetitive motion that can result in stress fractures
- Conditions such as osteoporosis and diabetes
- Participating in sports
- Occupations with higher risk of hazard
- Conditions such as osteoporosis, diabetes, and post-menopause
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