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Ankle fracture surgery

For some types of ankle fracture, an operation is the best way to make sure your ankle bones heal in a good position.

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Cast care

Look after your paster cast, which protects and heals broken or fractured bones. Here are tips on how to take the best care of your cast.

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Fractures

A bone fracture can be caused by trauma, such as a sports injury or fall. Fractures can also be caused by minor injuries in conditions that weaken the bone.

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Removing metalwork

Metalware is often used in operations to help bones to heal. Once your bones have healed, your surgeon may recommend removing the metalware to reduce or prevent any problems it may cause.

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Shin splints

Shin splints are a group of injuries affecting the lower leg caused by overusing leg muscles. Find out more about treatments and symptoms.

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Limb injury symptoms

Trusted information about signs and symptoms of limb injuries, including strains, sprains, broken bones and bruises

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Osteoporosis diagnosis

Osteoporosis is often diagnosed after a fracture caused by weakening bones. Learn about the diagnosis of osteoporosis, including bone density tests.

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Are calcium supplements dangerous?

Nearly half of Australians don’t get enough calcium, putting many at risk of osteoporosis and fractures. So, why are some ditching their calcium supplements?

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Hip dysplasia

Hip dysplasia is usually detected in babies, but adolescents and adults may also experience symptoms. Find out more about the disorder here.

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Head injury treatments

Trusted information about head injury treatments, and when to seek medical attention.

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Head injuries

The most common causes of head injuries are falls, assaults and car accidents. Find out more about the symptoms and treatments here.

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