Overview Of Fractures
- A fracture is caused by either a fragmented or broken bone.
- Happens when force is placed on the bone.
- Takes place with or without the dislocation of bone fragments.
- 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.