Related Conditions and Treatments
A broken arm is a crack or break in one or more of the bones in arm. They are often caused by impact injuries.
A broken elbow is a break, at or near the elbow joint, in one or more of the three arm bones that form that joint.
Broken Femur (Thighbone)
A broken femur is a fracture of the thighbone. Learn more from Boston Children’s Hospital.
A broken forearm is a break in one (or both) of the bones of the forearm: the radius and/or ulna.
A broken leg is a break or crack of one long bones of the leg. Learn more from Boston Children’s Hospital.
Broken Tibia-Fibula (Shinbone/Calf Bone)
A broken tibia-fibula is a fracture of one or both of the long bones in the lower leg. Learn more from Boston Children’s Hospital.
A dislocated knee, also known as a dislocated patella, occurs when the kneecap pops out from its normal position. Learn more from Boston Children’s Hospital.
A dislocation happens when extreme force is put on a ligament and the ends of two connected bones separate. Learn more from Boston Children’s Hospital.
A fracture is a break in the bone that occurs when more force is applied to the bone than the bone can withstand.
Growth Plate Fractures
A growth plate fracture is a fracture that intersects the area of soft cartilage where bone growth takes place. Learn more from Boston Children’s Hospital.
Learn more about Hip Fracture symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments. Request an appointment for Hip Fracture with experts at Boston Children's Hospital at 617-355-6000.
A shoulder dislocation happens when the ball at the top of the arm bone separates from the shoulder socket.
A spinal cord fracture is a break to the cervical, thoracic, and/or lumbar vertebrae.
Types of Casts
Learn about the types of casts we use to treat bone fractures at Boston Children’s Hospital.