Orthopaedic - Trauma and Fracture Surgery
A fracture is a term for a break in a bone and surrounding tissue. Bone breaks when the force is greater than a bone can bear. Bone fractures can be caused by trauma, falls and diseases. A fracture can range from a thin crack to a complete break. It can happen to anyone but people with low bone density or fragile bones are more likely to fracture.
The most common causes of a fracture are: