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Introduction and definition to bone fracture

Bones form the skeleton of the body and allow the body to be supported against gravity to move and function in the world. Bones also protect some body parts, and bone marrow is the production center for blood products.

Bone is not a stagnant organ. It is the body's reservoir of calcium and is always undergoing change under the influence of hormones. Parathyroid hormone increases blood calcium levels by leeching calcium from bone, while calcitonin has the opposite effect, allowing bone to accept calcium from the blood.

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Comment from: cosmosflower, 45-54 Female Published: June 09

I was nine years old when I fell of my bike riding in circles around a car tire with a metal pole in the middle filled with concrete. The back of my head hit the concrete and cracked my skull eight inches across the back. I couldn't stand up. My brother was there with me and he helped me to get up, but I had no balance and had to lean on him just to get home. I got home and ran and locked myself in the bathroom putting cold wash clothes on my head. I finally let my Mom in to help. I could talk but I couldn't stand straight. Mom took me to the hospital the next day when that night all I did was throw up. The swelling was bad and I ended up with a blood clot on the top part of my brain. They gave it a day to go away and if it didn't by the next day they would have to do surgery. Well it was gone the next day, thank God. I was bedridden in the hospital for a week with rounds of penicillin. When they finally got me up to walk I was so scared they had to force me to walk. I had a nurse on each side of me to hold me. It took me a few days to get my balance back. I remember I was so mean to those nurses. I guess it was due to the head injury. I had no long term effects from this injury, except I have trouble with left and right directions. I'm lucky to be alive since this injury happened.

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Comment from: mj, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: August 24

I'm 73 and active, doing martial arts. I tripped and fell hard with my arm at an awkward angle and tried to catch myself. I had a lot of pain and couldn't bend, lift or straighten my left arm. Also, it was painful to try to turn my palm over, and my arm felt stiff. I have a fracture of the radial head, and I hope I haven't done damage to tendons or ligaments. I have my arm in a splint for 13 days and then I'm supposed to start moving it.

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