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Understanding Bone Fractures -- Prevention

How Can I Prevent Bone Fractures?

To help prevent fractures, follow general safety precautions, including:

Understanding Bone Fractures

Find out more about bone fractures:

Basics

Symptoms

Diagnosis and Treatment

Prevention

  • Always wear a seat belt when riding in a motor vehicle.
  • Always wear the proper safety equipment (helmets and other protective pads) for recreational activities, such as bike riding, snowboarding, or contact sports.
  • Keep walkways and stairs free of objects that could cause you to trip.
  • If you have osteoporosis, engage in regular exercise to improve your strength and balance, which may help reduce falls and discuss calcium supplements with you doctor.
  • When you are on a ladder, avoid using the top step and be sure you have someone holding the ladder.

WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini, DO, MS on March 31, 2014

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