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What will your doctor do if you have a fractured or dislocated bone?

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You'll get an X-ray of the dislocation or fracture and may realign and set it. You may need a splint or cast, or surgery.

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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