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    Understanding Bone Fractures

    Understanding Bone Fractures -- Prevention

    How Can I Prevent Bone Fractures?

     

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

    Understanding Bone Fractures

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    • 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 your doctor.
    • When you are on a ladder, avoid using the top step and be sure you have someone holding the ladder.

     

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    Reviewed by Melinda Ratini, DO, MS on March 16, 2015
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