CSP: breaks or rupture in bones or cartilages.,MEDLINEPLUS: <p>A fracture is a break, usually in a bone. If the broken bone punctures the skin, it is called an open or compound fracture. Fractures commonly happen because of car accidents, <a href=''>falls</a> or <a href=''>sports injuries</a>. Other causes are <a href=''>low bone density</a> and <a href=''>osteoporosis</a>, which cause weakening of the bones. Overuse can cause stress fractures, which are very small cracks in the bone.</p><p> Symptoms of a fracture are</p><ul> <li>Out-of-place or misshapen limb or joint </li> <li>Swelling, bruising or bleeding </li> <li>Intense pain </li> <li>Numbness and tingling </li> <li>Limited mobility or inability to move a limb </li></ul><p>You need to get medical care right away for any fracture. You may need to wear a c

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