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Broken Bones and Sprains

Musculoskeletal injuries include fractures or dislocations of the bone or joint, sprains, strains, ligament tears, tendon lacerations and nerve or blood vessel damage. A fracture is a break in the bone tissue.

A fracture happens when there is a lot of force placed on a bone which can chip, crack or break the bone. Muscles, blood vessels, nerves, tendons, joints and other organs may be occasionally injured when a fracture happens.

Musculoskeletal System

Bones, joints, tendons, ligaments, muscles, blood vessels and nerves, make up the musculoskeletal system. Children can injure themselves in many ways.

The human skeleton gives form to the body, allows the body to move, protects organs, makes red blood cells, and stores calcium, phosphorus and other body chemicals.

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Diagnosis of Broken Bones and Sprains

Treatment of Broken Bones and Sprains

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Medications for Injury

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Prevention of Injury

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Last Updated: 09/2012