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Bone Fracture (Broken Bone)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: stress fracture, compression fracture, rib fracture, and skull fracture. Treatment depends upon the type of fracture.
Cast CareA cast is a rigid protective material of plaster or fiberglass. Cast care includes keeping the cast clean and dry so that it does not smell, not putting anything down inside the cast, or break or trim part of the cast. If anything occurs to the cast (becomes wet and does not dry, becomes very tight and painful, or has a foul smell) see a healthcare professional.
Kevin Ware Injury Open FractureKevin Ware, guard for the Louisville Cardinals jumped to block a shot in 2013 leading to a horrifying broken leg in which the bone protruded through his flesh on national television. Learn more about open fractures of the tibia and fibula.
Stress FractureA stress fracture is an overuse injury of the bone. Typically, stress fractures occur in the leg, hip, foot, or pelvis. Causes of stress fractures include overuse injuries, osteoporosis, falls, medications, muscle weakness, and obesity. The treatment of a stress fracture depends on the cause.
Vertebral Compression FractureA vertebral compression fracture occurs when the bones of the spine become broken due to trauma. Causes include osteoporosis, trauma, and pathologic fracture. Symptoms include pain, numbness, urinary incontinence, and urinary retention. Treatment may involve wearing a back brace, resting, icing, taking pain relievers, exercise, and surgery.
Stress Fractures: Causes, Symptoms, and Healing Time Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins
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