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A fracture is a broken or cracked bone.
Signs that a bone is fractured are:
  1. Pain and tenderness.
  2. Difficulty in moving and breathing.
  3. Swelling or bruising.
  4. Discoloration of the skin.
A Simple Fracture does NOT pierce through the skin. If it is not cared for properly, it could become a compound fracture.
A Compound Fracture pierces the skin. Serious bleeding may occur with this kind of wound. Do not apply pressure to a compound fracture to stop the bleeding.
  1. Treat any bleeding.
  2. Move the victim as little as possible. (Movement may further displace broken bones and damage organs).
  3. Cover an open wound with a clean dressing.
  4. For firmer support, secure the injured part to a sound part of a body.
  5. Fractured arms should always be supported against the body with a sling and a bandage, if needed.
  6. Give nothing to eat or drink, because a general anaesthetic may be used when the bones are set and eating may cause vomiting.
  7. Keep the person warm and watch for signs of shock.
  8. Contact a Doctor immediately.

  1. January 20, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    Treatment For… I am delighted to announce that effective immediately Weberdlee twitter user @helpiranheal and @HelpHaitiHeal is now the editor for this page.

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