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Broken bones

What is a broken bone?

If more pressure is placed on a bone than it can withstand, it will split or break. A break, regardless of the size, is called a fracture. There are several different types of factures. Not all broken bones are easy to see which means an x-ray is required for proper treatment. If left unattended, bones can heal incorrectly leading to more complicated issues in the future.

What can cause a broken bone?

  • Direct blow
  • Fall
  • Twist

What are some symptoms of a broken bone?

  • Visible deformity
  • Swelling, bruising, or bleeding
  • Intense pain
  • Tenderness to touch at site of injury
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Loss of range of motion