Broken Bone: Causes, Types and Symptoms
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What causes fractures? 12 possible conditions

A broken bone, or fracture, happens when excessive force applied to your bone causes it to break or shatter. Some fractures break the bone completely, while others just cause a crack in the bone. Fracture types vary depending on the circumstances of the... Read more

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.


Sports Injuries

Learn about common injuries that occur in the major regions of the body when playing sports, including concussions, neck strain, torn rotator cuffs, tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, wrist sprains, back pain, hip injuries...

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Osteoporosis is a bone disease due to calcium loss. As a result the bones lose strength and density. People are usually unaware that they have the condition until they experience a fracture.

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Osteomalacia is a weakening of the bones that can lead to serious health complications. Here's a look at the symptoms and treatment options.

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Brittle Bone Disease (Osteogenesis Imperfecta)

Learn about brittle bone disease and what causes it. Find information on the types, symptoms, and treatment options.

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Osteosarcoma is a bone cancer that typically develops in the shinbone near the knee, the thighbone near the knee, or the upper arm bone near the shoulder.

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Multiple Myeloma

Multiple myeloma is a type of cancer that affects plasma cells. Learn about multiple myeloma symptoms, diagnosis, risk factors, and treatment.

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Paget's Disease of the Bone

A typical human skeleton consists of 206 bones. Bones are constantly being broken down and rebuilt. If this process is altered, bones can break down and re-form abnormally and in ways that compromise the integrity o...

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Ewing's Sarcoma

Ewing's sarcoma is a cancerous tumor. It usually begins in or near a bone. The tumors can form on any bone, however, they generally grow on long bones. Common locations include the bones of the upper arm and leg...

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Shaken Baby Syndrome

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Shaken baby syndrome is caused by forcefully and violently shaking a baby. Learn about shaken baby syndrome symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

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Gaucher's Disease

Gaucher's disease is an inherited condition in which your body doesn't break down or store fat properly. Learn about the symptoms and treatment options.

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Stopped Breathing

Apnea is slowed or stopped breathing that usually occurs during sleep. Bruises can result from the mask worn to aid in breathing, called CPAP.

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Broken Hip

A broken hip is a serious condition at any age. It almost always requires surgery. Complications associated with a broken hip can be life-threatening.

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