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Fracture of arm: Its cause, diagnose and first aid treatment

It is caused by a direct blow. But it is much more common, especially in the elderly. It is a stable injury. Hence the victim may walk around for sometime before reporting to a doctor for treatment. It is a difficult fracture to treat as the muscles produce overlapping of ends that are broken and angulation.

The condition is diagnosed by the following features.

  1. There is pain, increased by movement.
  2. Swelling develops rapidly. Bruising may develop more slowly.
  3. There is local tenderness, increased by movement.

First Aid

  1. Place the victim in sitting position. Place the injured am across his chest gently, if it is possible to do so.
  2. Place soft padding between the arm and chest, and tie a broad-fold bandage around the chest over the sling.
  3. Shift him to a hospital immediately.

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