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How do I stop the bleeding of an area affected by fracture or dislocation?

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  • Apply firm pressure to wound with clean cloth until bleeding stops.
  • If bone is pushing through skin, do not touch it or try to put it back in place.

From: Fractures or Dislocations Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

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

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Broken Arm" and "Stress Fractures of the Foot and Ankle."

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin: "Dislocations."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on November 18, 2017

SOURCES:

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

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Broken Arm" and "Stress Fractures of the Foot and Ankle."

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin: "Dislocations."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on November 18, 2017

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