Breach in continuity of a bone. Types of fractures include simple, compound, comminuted, greenstick, incomplete, impacted, longitudinal, oblique, stress or transverse.
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Broken Bones & Injury
Information on fractures from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Cervical Spine Fractures
Describing c-spine fractures with illustrations. Hughston Sports Medicine Foundation.
Ellen's Broken Jaw Tips
Describes how to cope with eating with a wired jaw.
eMedicine Health: Fractures and Broken Bones
Consumer health resource center providing an overview of fractures and their causes, symptoms and treatment.
Information about broken bones, and resources to help understand this common orthopedic condition.
David broke four bones in his foot, and documented the healing process here. Includes x-rays and photos.
Fractures and Splinting
Describes initial care of various types of fractures aimed at the layman.
Article on this common type of fracture, from the Mayo Clinic.
Hippocratic Treatise On Fractures
Translation of an original document written circa 400 B.C.
The Internet Classics Archive - On Fractures by Hippocrates
Translation by Francis Adams. An 89k text-only version is available for download.
Provides links to articles on fractures. Also features a search engine.
Pictures of Fractures
Includes scanned x-rays, and emergency outdoor treatment. From Survive Outdoors Inc.
RadiologyInfo: Bone Radiography
Information for patients about bone x-rays, including preparation, benefits and risks.
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