Understanding Bone Fractures

Accidents in the work place can happen any time. In particular, bone fractures can occur with a fall or sudden blow to one’s limb. The following are signs and symptoms of broken bone:

  • Swelling or bruising over the bone
  • Deformity of an arm or leg
  • Pain in the injured area especially when the area is moved or pressure is applied
  • No function in the injured area
  • If fractures are open, the bone protrudes from skin

Pathological fractures are caused by disease, such as cancer, which can weaken bones with little or no trauma.  Osteoporosis, a disorder that causes bones to get thinner and weaker with age, causes 1.5 million fractures each year in the US, particularly in the hip, wrist, and spine.

 

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*If someone has a fractured bone, this is a medical emergency.

Resource:

http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/understanding-fractures-symptoms

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