A fracture is a break in a bone and is usually the result of violence in one form or another. Fractures caused by direct violence are breaks which occur at the point where they are hit. Indirect violence is said to be the cause when the break occurs some distance from the blow. For example, one or both of the bones of the lower arm (ulnar and radius) are often broken as a result of a fall, when the person puts out an arm to save himself and his weight goes on to the outstretched hand.
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