Kids often suffer broken bones (or fractures). They usually occur after a fall. The pain of a broken bone or fracture can be unbearable. Moving the broken bones may make the condition worse and can also cause more bleeding. It may also result in tissue damage.
So, no matter how minor or big a fracture may seem, it is obvious that it requires medical attention, but it is also crucial to take emergency measures before going to the hospital. So, in this blog, I am going to tell you about the emergency measures you need to take before going to any medical care team. Let’s first see the symptoms and signs that indicate fracture in the bone.
Broken Bones In Children: Symptoms & Signs
You can suspect the fracture in the bone of your child, if;
- The injury produced a “snap” or grinding sound
- The injured area is swollen, tender, or bruised
- The injured part is difficult to move or hurts when being touched, or bearing weight
Emergency Measures or First Aid For Broken Bones In Children
If your child has gone through an injury that has resulted in the brokerage of his bone, you should take the below emergency measures immediately-
Stop the bleeding
If bleeding occurs, elevate the body part and apply pressure to the wound with a clean cloth or sterile bandage.
Immobilise the wounded area
Moving the injured area can increase the damage to the bone, so be sure to maintain as much stillness as possible.
Apply ice to the area
Use an ice pack or ice cube back wrapped in a cloth to apply to the injured area for up to 10 minutes.
Treat them for shock
Put the children in a comfortable position, encourage them to rest, and reassure them. Keep them warm by covering them with a blanket or clothing.
Get medical help
While giving first aid, call for medical help or reach the hospital immediately after giving first aid.
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