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1.  Fracture
A fracture is a broken bone. It can range from a thin crack to a complete break. A bone can fracture crosswise, lengthwise, in several places, or many pieces.
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
  • Fractures
  • Bow legged
  • Joint swelling
  • Uneven limb lengths
  • Deformity of toe
2.  Sports Injuries
Learn about common injuries that occur in the major regions of the body when playing sports, including concussions, neck strain, torn rotator cuffs, tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, wrist sprains, back pain, hip injuries...
  • Fractures
  • Puncture wound
  • Blunt injury of eye
  • Stress fractures
  • Unstable knee
3.  Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is a bone disease, which causes an increase in size of normally small spaces inside bones, making them lose strength and density. At the same time, the outside of the bone also grows weaker and thinner.
  • Fractures
  • Limited range of motion
  • Finger pain
  • Kyphosis
  • Lordosis
4.  Osteomalacia
Osteomalacia is a weakening of the bones due to problems with bone formation or the bone building process. It is not the same as osteoporosis, which is a weakening of living bone that has already been formed and i...
  • Fractures
  • Abnormal heart rhythms
  • Muscle rigidity
  • Numbness around the mouth
  • Numbness of foot
5.  Brittle Bone Disease (Osteogenesis Imperfecta)
Brittle bone disease is a congenital disorder that results in fragile bones that break easily. When it occurs, it is present at birth, but only in babies who have a family history of the disease. Your doctor may refe...
  • Fractures
  • Congenital musculoskeletal anomalies
  • Sunken bridge of nose
  • Skeletal deformity
  • Bow legged
6.  Osteosarcoma
Osteosarcoma is a bone cancer that typically develops in the shinbone near the knee, the thighbone near the knee, or the upper arm bone near the shoulder. It is the most common type of bone cancer in children...
  • Fractures
  • Lordosis
  • Thigh pain
  • Arm pain
  • Chronic pain
7.  Multiple Myeloma
Multiple myeloma is a type of cancer that affects plasma cells. Plasma cells are the white blood cells that make antibodies. Multiple myeloma causes groups of abnormal plasma cells to accumulate in the bones. This ca...
  • Fractures
  • Bruises
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Pain
  • Arm pain
8.  Paget's Disease of the Bone
A typical human skeleton consists of 206 bones. Bones are constantly being broken down and rebuilt. If this process is altered, bones can break down and re-form abnormally and in ways that compromise the integrity o...
  • Fractures
  • Headache
  • Nipple discharge
  • Unsteady gait
  • Gait abnormality
9.  Ewing's Sarcoma
Ewing's sarcoma is a cancerous tumor. It usually begins in or near a bone. The tumors can form on any bone, however, they generally grow on long bones. Common locations include the bones of the upper arm and leg...
  • Fractures
  • Swollen legs
  • Swelling of arm
  • Bone pain
  • Weight loss
10.  Shaken Baby Syndrome
Shaken baby syndrome is caused by forcefully and violently shaking a baby. Other names for this condition include abusive head trauma, shaken impact syndrome, whiplash shake syndrome, and inflicted head injury. Shake...
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
  • Fractures
  • Contusion of scalp
  • Bulging fontanelle
  • Black eye
  • Nausea
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