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Hip Fracture
A hip fracture is a break in the thigh bone just below the hip joint. The hip joint consists of a ball at the top of the thigh bone (femur) and a rounded socket (acetabulum) in the pelvis. Most hip fractures occur in the neck of the femur 1-2 inches below the ball portion of the hip.

Forearm Fracture
A forearm fracture is a break in one or both bones of the forearm.

The forearm consists of two bones: Radius-the smaller of the two bones, runs along the thumb side of your armUlna-the larger of the two bones, runs along the little finger side of your arm

Foot Fracture
A foot fracture is a break in any of the bones in the foot.

The foot is made up of 26 small bones. The tarsus is the name for the seven bones that make up the hindfoot and the midfoot. The forefoot consists of the five metatarsals and the 14 phalanges. There are two phalanges in the big toe and three in each of the remaining toes.

Finger Fracture
A finger fracture is a break in any of the bones in a finger. Each finger consists of three bones called the phalanges. The thumb has only two phalanges.

Femoral Fracture
A femoral fracture is a break in the thigh bone, which is called the femur. The femur bone is also known as the thigh bone. It runs from the hip to the knee and is the longest and strongest bone in the body. It usually requires a great deal of force to break the femur.

Elbow Fracture
An elbow fracture is a break in one or more of the bones that make up the elbow joint. The bones in the elbow joint are: Humerus-the upper arm boneUlna-the larger of the forearm (lower arm) bonesRadius-the smaller bone in the forearm

Coccyx Fracture
A coccyx fracture is a broken tailbone. The coccyx is the lowest part of the backbone or spine. It is small, triangular in shape, and consists of four fused vertebra, or spine bones. Normally, it has a little bit of movement and curves gently from the end of the spine into the pelvis.

Clavicle Fracture
A clavicle fracture is a break in the clavicle bone (also called the collarbone). It connects the sternum (breastplate) to the shoulder.

The clavicle can fracture in three different places: Middle third-the middle portion of the clavicle, which is the most common site for a clavicle fractureDistal third-the end of the clavicle connecting to the shoulderMedial third-the end of the clavicle connecting to the sternum

Colles' Fracture
A colle's fracture is a break in the distal part of the radius bone. The radius is one the bones of the forearm. The distal end is of the bone is considered part of the wrist. Distal radius fractures are categorized by type:

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