Wilderness: Fractures or Dislocations (cont.)
Fractures or Dislocations Symptoms
- Tenderness, swelling, deformity, and discoloration occur with fractures and/or dislocations.
- Bleeding occurs when a fractured bone pierces the skin (a compound fracture).
- Sensation may be lost below the fracture or dislocation, indicating possible nerve injury.
Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
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