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  • Basic Fracture First Aid
    Every parent should know basic fracture first aid. Kids are active people, and injuries can happen during play. Bone fractures of the wrists, arms and lower legs are particularly common in growing children. Here are the symptoms to look for and what to do.

  • First Aid: Fractures
    SafeKids/U.K. - It is often difficult to tell if a bone is fractured - classic signs may be: pain, swelling, abnormality or deformity, but the general rule is, if you think it's a fracture, treat it as a fracture.

  • Fractures in Children - Keep Kids Healthy First Aid Guide
    It can be difficult to tell if a bone is broken, but some signs to look for include swelling, pain, decreased movement of the area, or an unwillingness to use the area.

    Children's bones are so flexible and resilient that fractures are not usually that serious. Often, children's bones do not snap like an adult's, but bow or break the outer lining of the bone only, rather like new wood.

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