A bone fracture (sometimes abbreviated FRX or Fx, Fx, or #) is a medical condition in which there is a break in the continuity of the bone. A bone fracture can be the result of high force impact or stress, or trivial injury as a result of certain medical conditions that weaken the bones, such as osteoporosis, bone cancer, or osteogenesis imperfecta, where the fracture is then properly termed a pathological fracture.

Although broken bone and bone break are common colloquialisms for a bone fracture, break is not a formal orthopedic term.

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Jack Trengove Out of 2014 Season for Injury

By IBTimes AU

Melbourne midfielder Jack Trengove suffered a huge setback after his injury led to navicular bone fracture. (Apr 16)

Managing Osteoporosis through yoga

By Women Fitness

Losing bone density is a natural part of the agingprocess, but when too much bone is lost the bones become weakened and susceptible to fracturing and breaking. Osteoporosis is considered a “silent disease” with no symptoms or warnings signs, but can... (Jul 22, 2013)

Managing Osteoporosis through yoga

By Women Fitness

Losing bone density is a natural part of the agingprocess, but when too much bone is lost the bones become weakened and susceptible to fracturing and breaking. Osteoporosis is considered a “silent disease” with no symptoms or warnings signs, but can... (Jun 21, 2013)

Pakistan Panel Decides Against Sending Sarabjit Singh Abroad for Treatment

By IBTimes IN

The panel of doctors formed to evaluate Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh's health condition concluded that his treatment will continue in Pakistan owing to his fragile state. (Apr 29, 2013)

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Russian Woman Dumps Boyfriend after Catching Him Cheating on Maps' Street View

By IBTimes UK

A Russian woman dumped her boyfriend after she found him walking with his arms around his ex-girlfriend. (Feb 21, 2013)

China: Wedding Car Plunges off Collapsed Bridge after Torrential Rain [VIDEO]

By IBTimes UK

A wedding guest was saved from drowning after the car he was driving plunged into a river when torrential rain caused a bridge to collapse. (Jul 25, 2012)

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Long-term Use of Osteoporosis Medication May Reduce Bone Fracture Risk for Some Patients

By Health Canal

Continuing a popular but controversial treatment for osteoporosis could reduce spine fracture risk for a particular group of patients, but others could see little to no change if they discontinue it. Based on available evidence, a UCSF researcher ree... (May 10, 2012)

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Arsenal Boss Unsure of Wilshere's Euro Chances

By IBTimes UK

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger feels that Jack Wilshere's hopes of playing for England in Euro 2012 will be over, if he is not back for Arsenal before the end of the month. (Apr 07, 2012)

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Gunners Look to Fast-Track Star Midfielder's Recovery

By IBTimes UK

Arsenal are organising several friendly matches for the reserve team with a view to ease Jack Wilshere back into competitive football. (Apr 05, 2012)

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