Types of Fractures

Types of Fractures

by Yenny (SU)
A fracture occurs when there is a break in a bone. These breaks are categorized by the size and severity of the split or fracture, and whether there is damage inflicted on surrounding tissue. Fractures can range from mild to severe. They commonly occur in the hand and wrist or leg and foot. Injuries and accidents are the most typical causes. Fractures are common, with most people estimated to experience two fractures during their lifetimes.