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To fracture or break a bone is a common injury throughout childhood and adult life, yet most of these fractures heal without problems. The rate of fracture increases with age and is greater in women than in men. The majority of fractures will be treated with a cast, splint or minimal intervention to immobilise (keep the fracture still) the fracture for comfort and to protect it while it heals. A smaller number may require a procedure to put the broken bone into the correct position so it heals correctly.


What are fractures and why do they happen?

Why are they a concern?

What are the different types of fractures?

How do I know if I’ve fractured a bone?

Should I be worried?

How can physiotherapy help with fracture?

How effective is physiotherapy for preventing fractures?

How effective is physiotherapy for my recovering after a fracture?

What can I do at home?

How long until I recover?