Fracture

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Last Updated on Sep 25, 2014
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A fracture is a condition where the continuity of a bone is lost.


Majority of bone fractures occur because of high force impact or stress on a bone.However, a fracture may also be the result of some underlying medicalconditions which weaken the bones, for example osteoporosis and some cancers. The risk of fracture increases as weage because, in old age, our bones can withstand less force.

The signs and symptoms of a fracture varyaccording to the affected bone and the severity of the injury. However, pain, swelling and difficulty of movementare the common symptoms.

Diagnosis of fracture includes a detailedhistory and physical examination. X-raysare often taken. Occasionally, CT scanor MRI is used to find the extent of damage to the bone and adjacenttissues.

Initial treatment for fractures includes splinting the affected area, elevation andapplying icepack.Conservativetreatment for fractures involves pain management and immobilization withplastic casts or metal screws. Immobilization is helpful with initial paincontrol. Surgical intervention is sought if conservative treatment fails or is not possible.

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How will i come to know whether my bone is fractured or not? Suppose if I fell down from the staircase and I got injured. How will I come to know whether my bone is fractured or not?

may fourth finger on my right foot hurts. i cannot move it freely. but when i touch it, it seems there is no broken bone. can it be on the nerves?

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