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What are some symptoms of a broken bone?

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Symptoms can include:

  • Pain
  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Numbness
  • Change in skin color
  • Can’t straighten limb

From: Could My Child Have a Broken Bone? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Seattle Children's Hospital: "Symptoms of Hand Fractures," "Hip Fractures Symptoms & Diagnosis."

American Society for Surgery of the Hand: "Fractures in Children."

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Children and Broken Bones."

Nemours Foundation Kids Health: "Broken Bones."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Elbow Fractures in Children," "Forearm Fractures in Children."

Nemours Foundation Kids Health: "First Aid: Broken Bones."

Boston Children's Hospital: "Fractures Symptoms & Causes," "Testing & Diagnosis for Fractures in Children."

Hospital for Special Surgery: "Elbow Fractures in Children: An Overview."

University of Rochester Medical Center: "Fractures in Children."

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on September 25, 2017

SOURCES:

Seattle Children's Hospital: "Symptoms of Hand Fractures," "Hip Fractures Symptoms & Diagnosis."

American Society for Surgery of the Hand: "Fractures in Children."

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Children and Broken Bones."

Nemours Foundation Kids Health: "Broken Bones."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Elbow Fractures in Children," "Forearm Fractures in Children."

Nemours Foundation Kids Health: "First Aid: Broken Bones."

Boston Children's Hospital: "Fractures Symptoms & Causes," "Testing & Diagnosis for Fractures in Children."

Hospital for Special Surgery: "Elbow Fractures in Children: An Overview."

University of Rochester Medical Center: "Fractures in Children."

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on September 25, 2017

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