First Aid Training - Fractures
Complete or incomplete break or a crack in a bone due to an excessive amount of force.
Recognition and treatment
Step 1 of 3: Look for
- Unnatural range of movement
- Grating noise or feeling
- Loss of strength
- Shortening or bending of a limb.
Step 2 of 3: Support and immobilise
- Support the injured limb
- Immobilise the affected part.
Step 3 of 3: Call for help
- Dial 999 or 112 for an ambulance
- Treat for shock
More information about fractures
A fracture may cause other internal injuries.
In addition to the treatment above, if the fractured bone ruptures the skin, treat for an object in wound.