Fractures, commonly called broken bones, are the result of an abnormal disruption of the continuity or integrity of the bones. These occur due to a trauma from a motor accident, sports injury, assault or fall.
Aside from the 4 most common fractures we discussed in our other article, urgent care medical professionals also deal with various cases of long bone fractures. The incidence rate of these is actually quite high.
In the U.S. alone, 21 long bone fractures per 1000 people happen annually and they’re more common among men than women between the ages 16 to 50. Among the seniors, long bone fractures are more common in women than men due to bone diseases like osteoporosis.
As more and more ladies play professional sports, the number of sports-related long bone fractures among women younger than 65 also increases.
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