A bone fracture is a medical condition in which a bone is cracked or broken. It is a break in the continuity of the bone. While many fractures are the result of high-force impact or stress, bone fractures can also occur because of certain medical conditions that weaken the bones, such as osteoporosis.
A fracture may be complete or partial and is commonly caused by trauma due to a fall, motor vehicle accident, or sports injury. Overuse injuries are a common cause of stress fractures in athletes and thinning of the bone due to osteoporosis is a common cause of fractures in the elderly.
Dr. Pyle offers specialized care for fractures and other orthopedic conditions in Camarillo and Ventura, CA. Click on the below links to learn more about the various types of fractures.