Causes of bone fractures include trauma, overuse, and diseases that weaken bones.

The main symptom is pain. There may also be loss of functionality depending on the area affected.

Treatment often involves resetting the bone in place and immobilizing it in a cast or splint to allow it time to heal. Sometimes, surgery or metal rods may be needed to reset the bone.

A complete or partial break in a bone.

Consult a doctor for medical advice

Sources:  Mayo Clinic and others.

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Cases per year

More than 3 million US cases per year

Requires a medical diagnosis

Treatable by a medical professional

Lab tests or imaging often required

Short-term: resolves within days to weeks

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