The symptoms of fracture are out-of-place or misshapen limb or joint, swelling, bruising or bleeding, intense pain, numbness and tingling and limited mobility or inability to move a limb.

Tests to diagnose: 

CT scans (computed tomography) and MRI scans (magnetic resonance imaging) are used to diagnose fracture.



Depending on where the fracture is and how severe, treatment may include Splints (to stop movement of the broken limb), braces (to support the bone), plaster cast (to provide support and immobilize the bone), traction, surgically inserted metal rods or plates – to hold the bone pieces together, cast immobilization, external fixation, open reduction and internal fixation.