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What is the first aid treatment for closed fractures?

 Dr. Kathleen Handal, MD
Emergency Medicine
The following is the first aid treatment for closed fractures:

  • Call for medical help if the bone is abnormally bent.
  • Stabilize the injured area in position found. Splint if necessary.
  • Apply cold pack (mixture ice/water) through a barrier directly to area for up to 20 minutes at a time or until uncomfortable.
  • Elevate the injured area if it can be immobilized and does not cause more pain.
  • Get medical attention.
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