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Stress Fracture
A stress fracture is a tiny crack in the bone. Most stress fractures occur in the lower leg and foot. They can also occur in the hip and other areas. Most stress fractures can heal spontaneously. However, some may lead to complete fractures, or may require surgery.

Vertebral Fracture
The bones of the back are called the vertebrae. A vertebral fracture is a break in one of these bones.

Vertebral Fracture

Shinbone Fracture
A shinbone fracture is a break in the tibia (shinbone). The lower leg has two bones that connect the knee to the ankle: the tibia and the fibula. The tibia is the larger of the two bones and runs on the inside of the lower leg. The fibula is much smaller and runs along the outside of the lower leg.

Rib Fracture
A rib fracture is a break in a rib bone. Bruised muscles and ligaments often happen with a rib fracture. More seriously, the lungs and other organs can be injured. More than one rib fracture after a Trauma can indicate serious internal injury.

Stroke is a brain injury that occurs when the brain's blood supply is interrupted. Without oxygen and nutrients from blood, brain tissue starts to die within minutes, resulting in a sudden loss of function. Another term for stroke is cerebrovascular accident (CVA).

Pelvic Fracture
A pelvic fracture is defined as one or more breaks (fractures) of the bones comprising the pelvis. This is a serious condition that requires immediate care from your doctor.

Sacral Stress Fracture
A sacral stress fracture is a small break in the sacrum. The sacrum is a large triangular bone. It is the base of the spine and connects to the pelvis. Spondylolysis fracture specifically affects the back thinner side of the bone.

Sesamoid Fracture
A sesamoid is a type of bone that is found within a tendon. Sesamoid fractures most commonly refer to the bones located under the big toe. These small bones allow smooth movement of the feet. These are the least common fractures of the forefoot.

Skull and Facial Fracture
Skull and facial fractures are broken bones of the head and face.

There are two major types of skull fractures:

Open skull fracture-part of the scalp is torn Closed skull fracture-the scalp is intact Facial fractures can occur in any of the face's bones. This includes:

Patella Fracture
This injury happens when there is a break in the patella. The patella is a large, movable bone at the front of the knee.

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