What are the Causes of Fracture?
A fracture occurs when a bone cannot withstand an outside force.
The most common causes of fracture include -
- Fall from a height (more common among children and elderly)
- Road traffic accidents
- Direct blow on the bone
- Repetitive force such as that caused by running can cause stress fracture in the specific area involved such as the foot, ankle, tibia or hip
Risk factors for fracture are -
- Old age