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OVERVIEW OF FRACTURE

What is a fracture? A bone fracture is a medical condition where the continuity of the bone is broken. A significant percentage of bone fractures occur because of high force impact or stress. However, a fracture may also be the result of some medical conditions which weaken the bones, for example osteoporosis,
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THE HUMAN SKELETON

The human skeleton of an adult consists of 206 bones. It is composed of 270 bones at birth, but later decreases to 80 bones in the axial skeleton and 126 bones in the appendicular skeleton. Many small supernumerary bones, such as some sesamoid bones, are not included in this count. Contents   1Introduction
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