Fractures

Fractures are broken bones in any location of the body. Almost any bone in the body can be fractured, but some are more common: broken arm (radius fracture, ulna fracture, humerus fracture), broken leg (tibia fracture, fibula fracture, femur fracture), wrist fracture, hip fracture, and various other types. ...

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Introduction: Fractures

A fracture is a break in the bone that can occur from either a quick, one-time injury to the bone (acute fracture) or from repeated stress to the bone over time (stress fracture). Acute fractures: Acute fractures can be ...1

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Symptoms of Fractures

The most common symptom of a stress fracture is pain at the site that worsens with weight-bearing activity. Tenderness and swelling often accompany the pain. ...Source: NIAMS (NIH)2 ...

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Complications of Fractures

If you fall, you could break a bone, like thousands of older men and women do each year. For older people, a break can be the start of more serious problems, such as a trip to the hospital, injury, or ...3

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Causes of Fractures

It’s normal for bones to break in bad accidents. But if your bones are dense enough, they should be able to stand up to most falls. Bones weakened by osteoporosis, though, are more likely to break. “It’s just ...

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Causes List for Fractures

Some possible causes of Fractures or similar disorders may include:4

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Types of Fractures

Types of bone fractures include:

  • Simple fracture (Closed fracture)
  • Compound fracture (Open fracture)
  • Greenstick fracture
  • Stress fracture
  • Complicated fracture
  • Comminuted fracture

Fractures described by the anatomical region include:

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Types of Fractures

A fracture is a break in the bone that can occur from either a quick, one-time injury to the bone (acute fracture) or from repeated stress to the bone over time (stress fracture). Acute fractures: Acute fractures can be ...5

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Genetics of Fractures

“A large part of osteoporosis and fracture risk is inherited,” says McGowan. “If close relatives have suffered a fracture in their later years, this may be a clue to think carefully about your own risk. But diet and physical activity ...6

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Treatments: Fractures

Surgery and procedures Most sports injuries don't require surgery, but very severe injuries such as badly broken bones may require corrective treatment. This may include a manipulation or surgery to fix the bones with wires, plates, screws or rods. In ...7

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Prevention of Fractures

Another important way to avoid broken bones is to prevent falling and occasions for fracture in the first place. Unfortunately, more than 2 million so-called fragility fractures (which wouldn’t have happened if the bones had been stronger) occur ...8

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Names and Terminology

A fractured bone is the same thing as a broken bone. ...Source: NIAMS (NIH)9 ...

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References

  1. Source: NIAMS (NIH): niams.nih.gov/ Health_Info/ Sports_Injuries/ default.asp
  2. ibid.
  3. Source: NIA (NIH): nia.nih.gov/ health/ prevent-falls-and-fractures
  4. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  5. Source: NIAMS (NIH): niams.nih.gov/ Health_Info/ Sports_Injuries/ default.asp
  6. Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): newsinhealth.nih.gov/ 2010/ February/ feature1.htm
  7. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ sports-injuries/ treatment/ 
  8. Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): newsinhealth.nih.gov/ issue/ jan2015/ feature1
  9. Source: NIAMS (NIH): niams.nih.gov/ Health_Info/ Sports_Injuries/ ana_story_english.asp

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