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.
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.
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.
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.
Chest injury is any injury to the chest area, between the neck and the abdomen. Learn about the signs of injury and treatments.
Osteoporosis is a condition that affects the bones, causing them to become weak and fragile. Learn about its treatment, management and prevention.
A limb injury is any injury to a limb, such as a leg or arm, or to their toes and fingers. Find out more about limb injuries and its many causes.
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?
Information about brain injuries from leading Australian health organisations, including links to acquired brain injury and concussion.
The most common causes of head injuries are falls, assaults and car accidents. Find out more about the symptoms and treatments here.