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Bone Fracture (Broken Bone) Topic Guide

Broken Bone (Bone Fracture) Broken Bone (Bone Fracture): Fractures occur when bone cannot withstand the outside forces applied to the bone. Fractures can be open or closed. Types of fractures include:

  • greenstick,
  • spiral,
  • comminuted,
  • transverse,
  • compound, or
  • vertebral compression.
Common fractures include:

Treatment depends upon the type of fracture.

Broken Bone (Bone Fracture) Topic Guide - Visuals

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Broken Bone (Bone Fracture) Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

calcium citrate Calcium Citrate

Calcium is a mineral that is found naturally in foods. Calcium is necessary for many normal functions of the body, especially bone formation and maintenance....learn more »

ibuprofen Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Ibuprofen works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body...learn more »