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Thank goodness its only a fracture I thought it might be broken Peopleoften think that a fracture is less severe than a broken bone but fractures are brokenTo understand why bones break it helps to know what bones do and whatthey are made of The bones of the body form the human frame or skeleton whichsupports and protects the softer parts of the body Bones are living tissue Theygrow rapidly during ones early years and renew themselves when they are broken Bones have a center called the marrow which is softer than the outer part ofthe bone Bone marrow has cells that develop into red blood cells that carry oxygento all parts of the body and into white blood cells that help fight disease Bones alsocontain the minerals calcium and phosphorus These minerals are combined in acrystal-like or latticework structure Because of their unique structure bones canBones are rigid but they do bend or give somewhat when an outside forceis applied to them When this force stops bone returns to its original shape Forexample if you fall forward and land on your outstretched hand theres an impacton the bones and connective tissue of your wrist as you hit the ground The bones ofthe hand wrist and arm can usually absorb this shock by giving slightly and thenreturning to their original shape and position If the force is too great howeverbones will break just as a plastic ruler breaks after being bent too far The severity of a fracture usually depends on the force that caused thefracture If the bones breaking point has been exceeded only slightly then the bonemay crack rather than breaking all the way through If the force is extreme such asin an automobile collision or a gunshot the bone may shatter If the bone breaks insuch a way that bone fragments stick out through the skin or a wound penetratesdown to the broken bone the fracture is called an open fracture This
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