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Which bone is broken most?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Commonest fracture: In the United States in persons under the age of 75 years the most frequent fracture is a colles fracture (just above the wrist). Over the age of 75 the most frequent fracture is a fracture of the hip bone.
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Clavicle: Collar bone fibula has to be a close second.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Collarbone: The clavicle (collarbone) is the most commonly broken bone. Other common fractures involve the wrist, ankle, hip, and vertebrae. Good question.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

How can you tell if bone is broken?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
X -ray: Don't know which bone you are referring to. Unless you have an obvious deformity - then the only real way to know is through an x-ray. There may be swelling, bruising, pain, tenderness & decreased range of motion.

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