Fracture

 

Indications for Emergency Help

 Possibility or suspicion of fracture involving the head, neck, back, hip, upper leg or pelvis.

 Inability to completely immobilize the fractured area completely.

 Presence of severe bleeding associated with the injury.

 Lack of blood circulation in the affected area.

 Projection of bone through the skin surface.

Note: Under these circumstances, it is advisable to call an ambulance for emergency medical help. Though fracture is not a life-threatening condition, it requires appropriate and immediate medical attention

Prevention of fracture

 It is always advisable to wear protection while participating in adventurous activities/driving. The protection can be in the form of helmets, elbow pads, knee pads, and shin pads.
 The first and foremost thing to prevent fractures is to ensure a safe atmosphere. Stairways should be gated if possible. Any liquid spilled should be swabbed and the area must be wiped dry.

 The use of handrails on staircases and non-skid mats near bathrooms and other places is recommended. This is especially valuable in a house with elders.

 Teach children regarding safety and supervise them carefully. There is no substitute for supervision, no matter how safe the environment or situation appears to be.

 Prevent falls by not standing on chairs, counter tops, or other unstable objects.

 

 

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