ANSI Z308.1-2015 Standard Minimum Requirements  Workplace First Aid Kits and Supplies - Buy new ANSI Kits
ANSI Z308.1-2015 Standard Minimum Requirements Workplace First Aid Kits and Supplies - Buy new ANSI Kits

How to Detect a Bone Fracture

Image of hand bones with fractured bone highlighted in redA fracture is a break or chip in the bone. A fracture should be suspected if the body part does not have a normal appearance or function. A fracture is usually accompanied by pain, swelling, and discoloration of the injured area. The main objective of first aid treatment for broken bones is to prevent further injury.

There are two main types of fractures:

  • Closed Fracture – the bone is broken but the skin has not been punctured.
  • Open Fracture – the skin is broken and the broken bone protrudes from the wound.

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