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How can you immobilize a broken arm?

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For less serious injuries:

  • Cut away the sleeve if it cannot be removed without moving the injured arm.
  • If you can without moving the arm, carefully tape it to rolled-up newspaper or a ruler with first aid tape.

From: Broken Arm Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Broken Arm."

KidsHealth: "Broken Bones" and "Broken Bones Instruction Sheet."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Casts and Splints."

Broken Arm Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on January 17, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Broken Arm."

KidsHealth: "Broken Bones" and "Broken Bones Instruction Sheet."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Casts and Splints."

Broken Arm Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on January 17, 2018

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