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HealthInfo West Coast-Te Tai Poutini

Broken bones first aid


Call 111 immediately and ask for an ambulance if:

How to tell if someone has broken a bone

Broken bone bikeIf someone has broken a bone, they will experience one or more of the following symptoms:

How to help someone with a broken bone

What happens next?

Bone & joint problems

Living with an injury

Pain relief after an injury

Information provided by the Canterbury DHB. Adapted by the West Coast DHB. Page created January 2016.


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