First Aid: Broken Bones

First Aid: Broken Bones

First Aid

Broken bones (or fractures) are a common injury in kids, especially after a fall. No matter what part might be broken or how big or small the injury may seem, all broken bones need medical care.

Signs and Symptoms

Your child may have a broken bone if:

What to Do

Do Not Move Your Child and Call 911 Right Away

If:

Think Prevention!

It's practically impossible to prevent every fracture, but you can make a break less likely by:

Reviewed by: Steven Dowshen, MD
Date reviewed: April 2014





Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.

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