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Bone Fracture

Alternate Names : Broken Bone

Bone Fracture | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

How is the injury recognized?

A bone fracture is recognized by a history of the injury and the results of the physical examination. An X-ray of the area is done to confirm the diagnosis. Special imaging tests such as a CT scan or MRI may be needed to view the damaged area more clearly.

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Bone Fracture: Prevention & Expectations

Author: Gail Hendrickson, RN, BS
Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
Date Reviewed: 07/13/01

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