Monday, May 10, 2010


Types Open fracture: Skin breaks causing open wound
Closed fracture: Skin not broken
Complicated fractures: Damage of adjacent organs
Stress fracture: Hairline crack due to repeated stress
Greenstick fracture: In children's flexible bones
Severe pain,Difficulty in movement,Swelling,bruising/bleeding,
Deformity of limb, pain on pressure over the limb.
Depends on type & location of fracture
For open fractures
Control bleeding before treatment
Rinse and dress the wound
For open / closed fractures
Check the breathing
Calm the person
Examine for other injuries
Immobilize the broken wound- use wood, neswpaper,any firm support
Apply ice to reduce pain / swelling
Consult a doctor
Massage the affected area
Straighten the broken bone
Move without support to broken bone
Move joints above / below the fracture
Give oral liquids / food

For informational purpose only, for further advice contact qualified physician

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