An ankle fracture is a broken ankle. It occurs when one or more than one bone that makes up the ankle joint ?" and possibly its ligaments ?" breaks at or near the joint...


A clavicle fracture is a broken collarbone. The clavicle is the bone that secures the arm to the body and connects the breastbone (sternum) to the shoulder blade (scapula)...


The femur, the longest and strongest bone in the human body, is quite hard to break. Unless your bone has been weakened (most commonly the result of osteoporosis, medication side effects or cancer), it takes quite a lot of force to sustain a femur fracture...


Your forearm ?" the length of arm between your wrist and elbow ?" is made up of two bones, called the radius and the ulna. If your arms are hanging at your sides with your palms facing back, the radius is the bone facing toward your body, and the ulna is the bone facing away from it...


A fracture of the shoulder blade (scapula) is not a common injury, as the scapula is shielded from trauma by muscles which ensure that the shoulder joint moves fluidly...


A talus fracture or broken talus is a fracture of the large bone between the heel bone (calcaneus) and the lower leg bones (tibia and fibula). The tibia and fibula sit on top and around the sides of the talus to form the ankle joint...


Fractures of the heel are breaks in the heel bone. Due to their location, fractures of the heel can be very painful and debilitating. They usually occur as a result of high-impact collisions such as a fall from a great height...


Growth plates are areas of cartilage within the bone that allow a child’s bone to grow in length and width. The growth plate is weaker than the rest of the bone, and thus is a frequent area of injury...


A hip fracture is the complete or partial breakage of the upper thighbone, known as the proximal femur. The femur’s rounded end (known as its head) sits tightly but freely in the pelvis socket...


The upper arm bone (the humerus) is the bone that runs between the elbow and the shoulder. Humerus fractures account for a remarkably small proportion of total bone fractures: only three percent...