I experienced a fracture? Always report to a surgeon!
- Apply immobilisation of the limb which you suspect to be broken by placing your hand on a hard/stiff base and bandage it up.
- Raise your limb, e.g. on a sling.
- Take any jewellery off the injured limb, e.g. a wedding ring from your finger – when the swelling increases, the pressure may generate ischemia and/or necrosis of the finger.
- If it is an open fracture – put on a dressing.