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What causes fractures?

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Fractures are usually caused by a fall, blow, or other traumatic event.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Fractures."

National Institute on Aging: "Falls and Fractures."

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics: "Fracture types."

National Institutes of Health.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on July 30, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Fractures."

National Institute on Aging: "Falls and Fractures."

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics: "Fracture types."

National Institutes of Health.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on July 30, 2019

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