A fracture (broken bone) is a common injury caused when a force exerted on a bone causes it to break. A closed fractures occurs when the broken bone does not puncture the skin. If it does protrude through the skin, it is called an open fracture. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about bone fractures, what fractures look like, how to treat fractures, and much more.
The Basics of Bone Fractures
The experts at WebMD explain various types of bone fractures, including their various complications.
Symptoms of a Broken Bone
Could you have a broken bone? Learn about the symptoms of a fracture from WebMD.
Treatment for Your Broken Shoulder
See your doctor right away if you fall and hurt your shoulder. If it's broken, quick treatment can speed your recovery.
What Happens When a Collarbone Breaks?
Collarbone fractures usually result from accidents. WebMD explains symptoms, treatment, and recovery.
Osteoporosis: Fracture Prevention: 6 Tips to Fight Fractures, Slips, and Falls
Learn how just a little effort and forethought today can help you prevent fractures tomorrow.
How to Keep Your Bones Strong as You Age
It’s never too late to start eating foods that help keep your bones strong as you age. This article covers important nutrients for bone health, and the risks of thinning bones.
Exercise After a Broken Bone From Osteoporosis
Learn what kind of exercises you should do after you broke a bone due to osteoporosis.
Build Stronger Bones With Exercise
Learn exercises that can help you build up your bones if you have osteoporosis.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Back Surgery for Compression Fractures
Learn about operations for spinal compression fractures, including types of surgery, preparation, and recovery.
Slideshow: The Truth About Vitamin D
Can vitamin D help you lose weight, fight depression, or even avoid cancer? Could you be "D" deficient? Learn the facts in our slideshow.
Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is a serious condition that can lead to painful bone fractures. Learn who gets osteoporosis, how to tell if you have it, how to prevent it, and effective treatment options.
Slideshow: Super Foods for Your Bones
Some of the foods that are good for your bones might surprise you. Greens? Figs? Salmon? Dig in!