It is possible to have a fracture and not notice it instantly, because, sometimes, the symptoms are not that acute.
A bone fracture is a disruption of the continuous line that shapes the bone, for whatever reason. All people know that if someone suffers an impact of high intensity like a car crash, it could get a bone broken. However, it is also possible to break a bone with low-intensity forces or due to repetitive stress over the bone in susceptible individuals. This latter situation has the name of pathological or stress fractures.
Furthermore, broken or fractured bone has many types or classifications. One of them is due to the cause of the fracture in habitual, pathological, and stress fractures. When people receive a though impact, bone disease or illness debilitates the bone (as cancer f.e.) and due to repetitive actions stressing the bone, respectively.
Another fracture classification is because of the injury location in direct or indirect, which stands for an impact directly to the bone, or elsewhere in the body, correspondingly. When it also exists, a skin breach above the bone is an open or compound fracture. When there is no skin rupture, it is a closed fracture.
Also, the bone could be totally or partially broken. Not all fractures involve a complete and dreadful rupture of the bone. When it is a partially broken bone, it is a fissure or incomplete fracture.
When the bone totally breaks, which is a complete fracture, doctors have another classification for that too. Firstly, simple complete fractures when there is just one fracture line. Then, there is a displaced complete fracture, which means the bone loses alignment. And, finally, comminuted fracture in which there is more than one piece. Usually, In this last type of fracture, the bone is smashed into pieces.
It will depend on the age, the most common sites, causes, and types of fractures.
Most of the time, a fracture will exist due to an accident, including car collisions or falls, among many others. There are going to be different sources of fractures depending on the age group.
For middle-aged adults, the most common source of fractures will be accidents. Or, people who have debilitating bone diseases, as osteogenesis imperfecta (also known as the brittle bone disease).
The population over sixty years is prone to have fragility fractures. This stands for fractures that result from low trauma events, as falling from a standing height or less. The most critical factor in this population for having fractures is osteoporosis plus the high chances of falling, among many others. As time progresses, the likelihood of falling increases, and so are the chances of fractures.
Children are also vulnerable to have fractures due to their dynamic and active nature. The risk for children of sustaining a fracture since birth to the sixteen-year-old is 40% for males and slightly less for the females. Moreover, the most common site for children to fracture is the upper extremity, which accounts for two-thirds of all the fractures.
So, let us review about its importance.
A child or older person may have had a trauma recently, which now is hurting. And, They do not know if it is a fracture. This tool will help to identify the risk factors of a fracture, plus its symptoms in a person. Therefore, determine the possibility of an underneath fracture without diagnosis yet.
If you are having broken bone symptoms. This tool is a fracture symptoms checker. It would help you to assess how likely it is that you are at risk of having a fracture. It is free, and it will take only a few minutes.
Originally published at https://symptoms.care on June 19, 2020.
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