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Fracture of the upper arm

 

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Fractures of the long bone (hummers) in the upper arm occur most commonly as a result of a fall, although they can occasionally result from a direct blow. There will commonly be extreme pain accompanied by bruising and/or swelling at the site of the fracture. As with other arm injuries, hospital treatment is called for but first:

1. Seat the casualty.

2. Carefully position the affected arm across the casualty's chest and ask the casualty to support it in a position that they find comfortable.

3. Apply an arm sling and broad fold bandage.