This leaflet is created from first aid advice provided by St John Ambulance, the nation's leading first aid charity. This advice is no substitute for first aid training - find a training course near you.
A fracture is a complete or incomplete break or a crack in a bone, due to an excessive amount of force.
A fracture may cause other internal injuries.
In addition to the treatment above, if the fractured bone ruptures the skin, treat for an object in wound.
Note: these hints are no substitute for thorough knowledge of first aid. St John Ambulance holds first aid courses throughout the country.
This leaflet was taken from the St John Ambulance website: fractures. Copyright for this leaflet is with St John Ambulance.