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Definition – What do Orthopedic Injuries mean?

Orthopedic injuries include any injury to the musculoskeletal system. Often, these injuries relating to the bones and joints are a result of an accident or trauma to the body. 

HSSE WORLD Explains Orthopedic Injuries 

Injuries that can occur in most joints of the body include some of the following:

  • Dislocations
  • Fractures
  • Breaks
  • Hernia (Sports Hernia)
  • Impingement
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Sprains

Sometimes, though, injuries can become more common with getting older. Age alone can be a risk factor for orthopedic injuries and other conditions seen by orthopedic specialists. For example, broken hips, compression fractures, and osteoporosis are much more common in elderly patients. As people age, their bones tend to lose density, which makes them more prone to breaks or compression fractures. 

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