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A fracture is a break, usually in a bone. If the broken bone punctures the skin, it is called an open or compound fracture. Fractures commonly happen because of car accidents, falls or sports injuries. Other causes are low bone density and osteoporosis, which cause weakening of the bones. Overuse can cause stress fractures, which are very small cracks in the bone.

Symptoms of a fracture are

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  1. Fractures (National Library of Medicine)  
    A fracture is a break, usually in a bone. If the broken bone punctures the skin, it is called an open or compound fracture. Fractures commonly happen because of car accidents, falls ...
  2. Spine Injuries and Disorders (National Library of Medicine)  
    Your backbone, or spine, is made up of 26 bone discs called vertebrae. The vertebrae protect your spinal cord and allow you to stand and bend. A number of ...
  3. Head Injuries (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... can be more severe, such as a skull fracture, concussion, or traumatic brain injury. Head injuries can ...
  4. Fractures and Sprains Interactive Tutorial (Patient Education Institute)  
    ... com op130103 Last reviewed: 5/2/2008 1 Fractures And Sprains A fracture occurs when any one of the bones breaks. ... tear is, the worse the sprain. Treatment Some fractures and sprains are very severe and need surgery ...
  5. Inter-trochanteric fracture repair; Subtrochanteric fracture repair; Femoral neck fracture repair; Trochanteric fracture repair; Hip pinning surgery
  6. Basilar skull fracture; Depressed skull fracture; Linear skull fracture ... Skull fractures may occur with head injuries . Although the skull is tough, resilient, and provides excellent protection for the ...
  7. Fracture of the nose; Broken nose; Nasal fracture ... A fractured nose is the most common fracture of the face. It usually occurs after an injury and often occurs with other fractures of the face. Sometimes a blunt injury can ...
  8. Distal Radius Fracture (Colles' Fracture) (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons)  
    ... 2013 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Distal Radius Fractures (Broken Wrist) The radius is the larger of ... the wrist is called the distal end. A fracture of the distal radius occurs when the area ...
  9. Bone - broken; Fracture; Stress fracture ... as those caused by running, can cause stress fractures of the foot, ankle, tibia, or hip ... circulation. Press firmly over the skin beyond the fracture site. (For example, if the fracture is in ...
  10. Eye Socket Fracture (Fracture of the Orbit) (InteliHealth) (Harvard Medical School)  
    Eye Socket Fracture (Fracture of the Orbit) Eye Socket Fracture (Fracture of the Orbit) htmOrbitFracture A broken bone (fracture) in the eye socket can involve ...
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