Falls, car accidents, sports injuries, and specific medical conditions can cause a bone fracture. Fracture treatment aims to control pain, promote healing, prevent complications, and restore everyday use of the injured area.
In the United States, fractures account for 16 percent of all musculoskeletal injuries annually. Of the 16 percent, more than 40 percent of the fractures occur at home. Continue reading to learn about the causes and treatments for the most common fractures.