Bone fracture causes and definition
What is bone fracture?
Bone fracture is the most common bone diseases in the world. It is a continuous structure of bone break apart completely or partially by mechanical compression from outside of body or pathological bone disease such as osteoporosis from inside of body. this bone disease is more common in children and the elderly. But some times also occurred in young population. The fracture usually happen in one place, a small number of fractures are multiple.
After appropriate treatment in a short time, most of the patient can recover the original function of bone. But there are still some varying degrees of sequel has left with small number of the patients.
What are the bone fracture causes?
There are three main bone fracture causes:
Violent direct affect to a part of the skeleton and caused the fracture. It is often with different degree of soft tissue injury. If the wheel hits the shins, the shaft fracture occurs at the impact area of the tibia and fibula .
2. Indirect violence.
bone fracture occurs by indirect violence such as longitudinal conduction, leverage effects or reverse effects. Falling from a height of the foot on the ground, trunk kinking forward sharply due to gravity, the thoracolumbar junction of vertebral compression or burst fracture occurs.
3. Accumulation of slight injury.
The long-term accumulation of strain, direct or indirect injury slightly and repeatedly can cause a particular part of the bone fracture in the body. This condition also known as fatigue fracture. Such as long distance walking causes the fracture of second and third metatarsal bone and lower one-third of fibula.
As you see in the following picture, there are many types of bone fracture . We will explain it in our following article.