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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.

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