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What are the symptoms of a broken bone?

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Signs and symptoms of a broken bone include:

  • Swelling or bruising over a bone
  • An arm or leg is shaped wrong
  • Pain in the injured area that gets worse when it's moved or pressure's put on it
  • Can't put weight on the affected foot, ankle, or leg

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Fractures."

National Institute on Aging: "Falls and Fractures."

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics: "Fracture types."

National Institutes of Health.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on July 30, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Fractures."

National Institute on Aging: "Falls and Fractures."

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics: "Fracture types."

National Institutes of Health.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on July 30, 2019

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