Number Of Bones Broken

What Causes Broken Bones?

Broken bones can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'troubling' to 'serious'.  Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.

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Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms.  In order to diagnose broken bones, we could:

  • Research the topic
  • Find a doctor with the time
  • Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.

Step 1: List all Possible Causes

We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "broken bones" as a symptom.  Here are five possibilities:
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Calcium Need
  • Poor Musculoskeletal Health
  • Osteoporosis
  • Phosphorus Deficiency

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
caffeinated soft drink consumption
high dairy product consumption
one loose tooth
minor joint pain/swelling/stiffness
numb/burning/tingling extremities
frequent unexplained nausea
regular osmotic laxative use
constant thirst
soft drink consumption
being postmenopausal
having had a small bowel resection
poor mental clarity
... and more than 20 others

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of broken bones:
Cause Probability Status
Osteoporosis 92% Confirm
Phosphorus Deficiency 26% Unlikely
Hyperparathyroidism 4% Ruled out
Poor Musculoskeletal Health 4% Ruled out
Calcium Need 1% Ruled out
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

In the Skeletal Symptoms section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™ will ask the following question about number of bones broken:
Have you ever broken any bones?
Possible responses:
→ No / don't know
→ Once
→ Twice
→ Three times
→ Four times or more
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate either history of broken bones or history of many broken bones, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as:

Patients may have thinning of the bones without symptoms, but with increased risk of fractures.

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