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Fracture of leg bones: Its cause, diagnose and first aid treatment

One leg (tibia) is quite sturdy and usually requires a heavy blow to fracture them. The (fibula) is and can be broken by twisting force, as during twisting of the ankle. Since the weight-bearing is done by the tibia, a fracture of the fibula does not cause much problem for the victim.

The condition is diagnosed by the following features.

  1. There is pain in die leg.
  2. Swelling and bruising are seen at the site of the fracture.
  3. Angulation and twisting of the leg may be present at the site of the fracture.
  4. An open wound is often present.
  5. There is an inability to walk.
  6. There may be an open wound, through which the fractured ends of the bones may project.
  7. Features of shock may be present.

First Aid

  1. Place the victim in lying down position, supporting the injured leg.
  2. Clean and dress die wound.
  3. Straighten the leg using gentle fraction in the line of the leg.
  4. Splint the leg to the leg. Place extra padding on side of the leg upper from to the foot.
  5. Shift him to a hospital immediately.

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