Break a leg

In the United States, 6.8 million people break a bone every year.

“Fracture” means the same thing as “broken” bone.

The average person can expect to break two bones in their lifetime.

The most common fracture before age 75 is a wrist fracture.  After 75, the most common is a hip fracture.

40% of fractures happen at home.

Men are more likely to fracture bones then women.

Every year 887,000 hospitalizations occur because of fractures.  The most common fracture that requires hospitalization is a hip fracture.


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