What Happens to Your Body When You Break a Bone?

What Happens to Your Body When You Break a Bone?

by Shearly (SU)
The thought of breaking a bone is enough to make most of us squirm, but the science behind the injuries is actually quite fascinating. Our skeletal system is made up of 206 bones, as well as tissue, blood vessels, and nerves that all need to work together. Bones have adapted over time to provide support for the body, anchor muscles and allow them to contract, and allow limbs to move. Additionally, bones act as the body’s source of calcium and are always going through changes under the control of hormones. Because of these things, bones are vulnerable to a large variety of injuries. But, what happens to our bodies when a bone breaks?