How To Prevent Fractures

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Overview Of Fractures

  • A fracture is caused by either a fragmented or broken bone.
  • Happens when force is placed on the bone.
    A fracture is caused by either a fragmented or broken bone

    A fracture is caused by either a fragmented or broken bone

  • Takes place with or without the dislocation of bone fragments.

Various Fractures

  • Open fracture: The skin cracks resulting in an open injury.
  • Closed fracture: The skin is not cracked.
  • Complex fractures: There is harm to the adjacent organs.

Symptoms Of Fracture

  • The person experiences lots of pain.
  • The casualty has trouble moving around.
  • There is lots of swelling, staining and bleeding.
  • There might be abnormality or an unusual twist of the limbs.
  • The skin might be tender when pressure is applied.

Applying First Aid For Fractures

  • It all depends on the sort and position of the fracture.

First Aid For Open Fractures

  • You need to manage the bleeding before any treatment is applied.
  • Clean and bandage the wound.

For Open And Closed Fractures

  • Look to see if the casualty is breathing.
  • Make sure the casualty is calm.
  • Check to see if any other injuries were sustained.
  • Keep the broken wound still and make sure the casualty doesn’t move.
  • Place ice to decrease pain and inflammation.
  • Phone a doctor for medical assistance and advice.

Certain Things You Must NOT DO

  • Don’t rub the affected region.
  • Don’t try to straighten the fractured bone.
  • Don’t shift the fractured bone without the necessary support.
  • Don’t move any of the joints surrounding the fracture.
  • Don’t offer any food or liquids to the casualty.

Prevention Of Fractures

  • Make sure you wear defensive pads or helmets while driving.
  • Explain to your kids about applying proper safety measures to avoid fractures and what they should do, such as proper first aid.

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