The Top Ten Most Common Fractures and Trauma February 24th, 2012
The average person can expect to sustain at least 2 fractures over the course of their life; the most common being in young children and the elderly. So what are the top 10 most common fractures?
-Clavicle or collarbone”most common of all fractures
-Wrist fractures”most common before age 75
-Hip fractures”most common after age 75
-Skull fractures”most common in auto accidents
Stress fractures are a result of overuse and most often occur in the weight-bearing lower legs. Stress fractures are most common in sports related injuries.
-Navicular or foot stress fracture”including the toes and the ball of the foot
-Tibia stress fracture”shin splints
-Ankle stress fracture
-Fibula or calf
Trauma is defined as shock or injury to the body; this includes mental and physical injuries.
-Brain trauma”including concussions
-Abrasions and falls
-Scalds and burns
-Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder”PTSD
-Carpel Tunnel syndrome
There is little that can be done to avoid trauma and fractures; however seeking treatment immediately is imperative in determining how well the affected area heals.
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