Related Conditions

Fractures

A fracture is a partial or complete break in the bone - either open (also called compound fracture; the bone pokes through the skin and can be seen, or a deep wound exposes the bone through the skin) or closed (also called simple fracture - the bone is broken, but the skin is intact).

Hip Fracture

A hip fracture is a break in the thigh bone (femur) of your hip joint. The incidence of hip fractures increases with age, doubling for each decade after age 50. The majority of hip fractures happen to people older than age 60.

Joint Dislocation

A joint dislocation happens when a strong force is applied to the joints, such as the kneecap, hip, fingers, elbow or shoulder, tearing ligaments and forcing the bones out of place. Often no bones are broken, but the nearby nerves and blood vessels can be damaged.

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (also called degenerative joint disease) happens when the cartilage in a joint becomes damaged and worn, usually due to age, wear and tear, overuse of the joint, or other problems.

Osteomyelitis

Osteomyelitis is an inflammation or swelling of bone tissue, most often caused by a bacterial infection of the blood; it is sometimes called bacteremia or sepsis.

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a disease that causes weak, thinning bones - most often affected are the hips, spine and wrists - leaving them at greater risk of breaking.