Wilderness: Fractures or Dislocations Topic Guide

Fractures or Dislocations Fractures or Dislocations: Fractures are breaks in bone and are classified according to several different categories. Compound fractures are the most dangerous; the bone is broken into fragments that come through the skin. Treatment includes setting the broken bone and splinting the injury, among other steps. Steps are taken to prevent infection if the skin is broken.

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