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Broken Bones - a case for surgery

The most common causes of fractures are injuries and accidents. In the elderly, they often occur because bones are already weakened by osteoporosis. Simple fractures usually heal with little trouble. Compound and displaced fractures need special treatment. Medications can be used to minimize the increased risk of infection.

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