Tuesday, July 6, 2010

100 Word Zombie Tips #13 "How to TEMPORARILY Set a Broken Limb"

It's important to reestablish alignment of the extremity (arm or leg,) not just for bones, but to decrease the chance of a neurovascular injury from the break moving around.

  • First, find something stiff to support the break. This could be a board, a rifle; anything that will hold the break in as near a correct position as possible.
  • Next, teather your support to the injured limb tightly, but not so tightly that you cut off circulation. Make sure you tether above and below, but not directly on the break.
  • Finally, seek medical attention immediately from the closest source available.

Source: Dr. M.B.

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