Someone may have a broken bone (also known as fracture) if they are in a lot of pain, or are lying in an unnatural position following a fall or a blow from an object.
- Encourage the person to support the injury with their hand, or use a cushion or item of clothing to prevent unnecessary movement.
Supporting the injury may help relieve pain and prevent further damage. Support the limb above and below the injury if possible.
- Call 000.
- Continue supporting the injury until help arrives.