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What is Fractures?

What is Fractures?

  • Fractures: Fracture of a bone; also "broken bone".
  • Fractures: A traumatic injury to the bone in which the continuity of the bone is broken. - 2003
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Fractures: breaking of hard tissue such as bone; "it was a nasty fracture"; "the break seems to have been caused by a fall".
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Fractures: Introduction

Types of Fractures:

Types of Fractures:

Broader types of Fractures:

How many people get Fractures?

Incidence (annual) of Fractures: 1.5 million osteoporosis-related fractures
Incidence Rate of Fractures: approx 1 in 181 or 0.55% or 1.5 million people in USA [about data]

How serious is Fractures?

Complications of Fractures: see complications of Fractures
Deaths for Fractures: 4.3 per 100,000 with 1,302 cases in Canada 19971

What causes Fractures?

Causes of Fractures: see causes of Fractures
Risk factors for Fractures: see risk factors for Fractures

What are the symptoms of Fractures?

Symptoms of Fractures: see symptoms of Fractures

Complications of Fractures: see complications of Fractures

Fractures: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Fractures.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Fractures.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Fractures: see treatments for Fractures
Alternative treatments for Fractures: see alternative treatments for Fractures
Research for Fractures: see research for Fractures

Society issues for Fractures


Hospitalization statistics for Fractures: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Fractures:

  • 0.073% (9,328) of hospital consultant episodes were for fracture of rib, sternum and thoracic spine in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 82% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of rib, sternum and thoracic spine required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 58% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of rib, sternum and thoracic spine were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 42% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of rib, sternum and thoracic spine were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Fractures:

Organs and body systems related to Fractures include:

Name and Aliases of Fractures

Main name of condition: Fractures

Other names or spellings for Fractures:

Broken bone, Bone fractures

Fracture of bone Source - Diseases Database

Break
Source - WordNet 2.1

Fractures: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Fractures:



Footnotes:
1. Canadian Injury Data, Statistics Canada, 1996-1997
 

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