We are born with 270 bones, but as we grow older, some of them fuse and become more compact, reaching their maximum density around the age of 30. An adult person has 206 bones, some of which are quite simple to break and go undetected by the person.
The collarbone is one of the most commonly broken bones, especially in children. In adults, clavicle fractures account for 5% of all bone fractures and usually occur during sports, especially in sharp shoulder twisting, falls, and car accidents.
Physiotherapy helps for better healing. Usually, a simple clavicle fracture is treated by bandaging the arm until it heals completely. A severe fracture may require surgery.
What does a person usually do when they fall? He instinctively puts his hands forward to reduce the risk of injury to important organs and bones. This can result in a broken wrist, another of the most common fractures, especially in children and the elderly.
Most often, speaking of a wrist fracture, Smith fracture means a distal radius fracture. This occurs during sports, especially extreme ones when there is a risk of falling from a great height while working on stairs and in car accidents. To get the latest stories, install our app here
A splint plaster is applied for treatment, or an operation is performed, after which physiotherapy is prescribed. After healing, this is a rather serious fracture, after healing, of which a person can feel the stiffness of movements for a year or more.
An ankle fracture can be caused by any injury that twists the ankle more than it would with a normal twist. A fairly common fracture in middle-aged people. Such a fracture can occur at the end of the long bones of the leg (tibia and fibula), as well as on the small bones that connect them to the heel.
Sometimes people may not notice an ankle fracture for quite a long time and walk like this for several days until the damaged area swells and gets hurt. Most often, an ankle fracture occurs when playing sports such as football, basketball, figure skating, skateboarding, cycling, etc. To get the latest stories, install our app here
Treatment for this type of fracture, unlike those listed above, is more severe and requires a cast or ankle brace and, in some cases, even surgery. With improper bone fusion, a person can remain lame for life, so it is important to adhere to doctor’s prescriptions and engage in physical therapy during rehabilitation after bone fusion and wear orthopedic shoes.
Do you think that breaking a spine is very difficult? No matter how. It breaks quite easily due to a fall from a great height or strong pressure, for example, during a massage, when the specialist walks over the patient’s body with his feet. To get the latest stories, install our app here
People with osteoporosis, a disease that makes bones more brittle, are especially susceptible to this fracture. In this case, a fracture of the vertebrae can occur even with a strong cough, sneeze, or a fairly gentle twisting during charging. To get the latest stories, install our app here
Mild vertebral fractures may heal on their own after prolonged rest. However, this is rare, and basically, one has to undergo a long rehabilitation with rigid fixation and mobility restriction.
The bones of the fingers, despite their apparent rigidity and the ability to withstand heavy loads, break quite quickly, especially during physical work, where unnatural twisting is possible. To get the latest stories, install our app here
Most often, athletes break fingers, especially rock climbers, as well as builders. Treatment is associated with rigid fixation and usually does not significantly reduce the quality of life of a person.
Like a wrist fracture, hip fracture is also most common in older people. It usually breaks the upper part of the long bone of the leg or thigh, which connects to the hip joint. Most often, this happens as a result of a fall, and therefore do not be surprised that at a respectable age, having fallen from a height of one meter, you will not laugh at the stupidity of what happened but will feel severe pain just below your back.
Surgery is most often used as treatment, and rehabilitation consists of bed rest and physiotherapy.