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Word! Fracture

Fracture

Say: frak-chur

When a bone breaks, it's called a fracture. If you ever hurt yourself and think you might have a fracture, don't move! Wait until someone comes to help you because fractures only get worse when they're moved around. Usually, a doctor will put a cast around the fracture to protect the area and help it heal.

The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital is a department of Maine Medical Center