A fracture is a break in the bone. Thus a fracture varies from a hairline fracture where the fracture appears as a crack on x-ray to displaced fracture where the bone has broken in its entirety with fragments going far apart. A fracture is caused by forces acting on the bone more it can tolerate. Depending on the different regions/age and mechanism of injury different patterns of fracture emerge.
About Dr Arun Pal Singh
Arun Pal Singh is an orthopedic and trauma surgeon, founder and chief editor of this website. He works in Kanwar Hospital, Hajipur, Hoshiarpur, Punjab.
This website is an effort to educate and support people and medical personnel on orthopedic issues and musculoskeletal health.