A fracture is a break (crack) in the continuity of any bone in the body. The different kinds of fracture are:
Fractures are caused by trauma to the bone. Trauma is a physical force applied to the bone. Fracture occurs when the traumatic force (physical force) that is applied to the bone exceeds the forces that the bone can withstand.
Different types of traumatic forces are – falls, twists, sprains, direct hit with objects, collisions, vehicular accidents.
Several factors increase the risk of fracture namely:
Symptoms of a fracture include:
The doctor will ask about your symptoms and how you injured yourself. The doctor will examine the injured area. Images shall be taken of the affected structures. This can be done with:
With modern day medical care complications occur very rarely. A possible list includes -
As such fractures occurs due to accidents and trauma or overzealous sports, so only one should avoid indulging in such activities and avoiding potentially dangerous situation which predispose one to trauma or injury.. Fractures that are pathological (occur in diseased bones) would need concomitant treatment for the co morbid medical condition appropriately.