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.
Simple Tips to Help Prevent Broken Bones
If you have osteoporosis, you're at risk for breaking bones. Find out how changes to your home and the right kind of exercise can help you prevent fractures.
Broken Arm Treatment
WebMD walks you through first aid treatment of a broken or fractured arm.
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.
Build Stronger Bones With Nutrition
Here's how getting the right nutrients can boost your bone strength and help prevent osteoporosis.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Super Foods for Your Bones
Some of the foods that are good for your bones might surprise you. Greens? Figs? Salmon? Dig in!
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’s Health Benefits
Learn more about what vitamin D does and how much you need.
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.