Bone fractures or broken bones can occur due to an accident, fall, or jerk on the joints. Broken bones are common among children and old age people.
There are many types of fractures. A few of them are:
In a complete fracture, the bone breaks into two or three parts
In an incomplete fracture, the bone cracks but does not break all the way through.
In an open fracture, the bone breaks in such a way that its fragments come out through the skin.
In a closed fracture, the bone doesn’t come out through the skin. However, it often causes injury to tissues around the fracture.
A compression fracture occurs due to extreme pressure.
Few signs and symptoms associated with a bone fracture are:
Tenderness close to the fracture
Paleness and deformity
Pain and swelling near the fracture area
Numbness, tingling, or paralysis below the fracture
Bruising at the area
Weakness and inability to bear weight
Loss of pulse
Few things that can increase the risk of bone fractures are:
Irresponsible behavior that increases the risk of accident
Certain activities that carry the risk of injury
Wear protective gear for sports
If you have osteoporosis, avoid situations that can cause injury and always follow the recommended treatment program
Maintain a safe home environment
Avoid drinking alcohol to avoid accidents due to unconsciousness
Use seat belts while driving to avoid road accidents
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