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What is the best first aid for a leg fracture?

What is the best first aid for a leg fracture?

Immobilize: First aid for a long bone fracture consists of splinting or otherwise immobilizing the affected limb. After survey for other injuries, transport to a medical facility should follow. ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


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What is the best first aid for bone fracture?

What is the best first aid for bone fracture?

Immobilization: The best first aid for a fracture is to immobilize the affected bone. This usually involves a splint placed on the affected extremity and the joint above and below the affected bone. This is only a first aid measure; seek medical care for a definitive treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if someone got a fractured rib for first aid?

What to do if someone got a fractured rib for first aid?

Prevent: Further injury to the lung by the broken rib. Once at the hospital or doctors office you may be told that no other treatment is needed if it's just one rib. Be seen by a physician. ...Read more

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First aid for burns and fractures, what to do?

First aid for burns and fractures, what to do?

That question can't: Possibly be covered in 400 characters or less. Please consult a boy scout first aid merit badge manual to learn this and much more great information. ...Read more

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How is a leg fracture typically diagnosed?

How is a leg fracture typically diagnosed?

Xray: No way to tell for sure it's fractured without an xray. See a doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do to stay comfortable if I have a leg fracture?

What can I do to stay comfortable if I have a leg fracture?

Ice and elevate: First and foremost if you believe you suffered a leg fracture you should be seen by the er or an orthopedist. Assuming you've been evaluated, ice, elevation, and immobilization are the best things in terms of fracture care. ...Read more

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What is worse, a compound leg fracture or a shredded knee?

Both: Honestly, both are bad injuries. A compound fracture is old terminology - current terminology is open fracture, meaning the fracture has protruded through the skin - these fractures have a high risk for infection and nearly always require surgery. A "shredded" knee is somewhat vague but suggests either a terrible soft tissue injury or extensive ligamentous injury or both. ...Read more

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What does rehabilitation after leg fracture surgery involve?

What does rehabilitation after leg fracture surgery involve?

Rehab: Typically one undergoes a program to decrease pain and swelling with ultrasound and electric stim exercises to regain full motion in the surrounding joints then one must work on strengthening the affected muscles and to ultimately increase endurance. ...Read more

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Can you tell me when can I walk again after an ankle/leg fracture?

On average 6-8 weeks: Bone healing usually takes 6-8 weeks depending on the type of fracture. Each person has a different healing potential depending on age and overall health. An x-ray may be needed to be taken to see if you fracture is healed enough for you to be able to bear weight on it. Have it evaluated. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

A bone fracture is a condition in which there is a break in the bone. It can be caused by a high force injury or it may result from a previous medical condition that involves weakening of the bone. Common symptoms include severe pain, swelling of the surrounding ...Read more


First Aid (Definition)

First aid is initial medical care that an injured ...Read more