How to provide first aid care in fracture of leg?

Leg fracture, a painful yet frequent condition, is often detected or doubted in situations when the patient can’t get immediate expert help. In these cases, mostly road accidents, first aid plays a very important role in managing leg fracture effectively and reducing complications related to it.

Therefore, it is very important for all to know the first aid treatment related to it. Here are few tips on how you can manage leg fracture on the spot:


Immobilising the broken limb is very essential in order to avoid further soft tissue damage and avoid any nerve or vessel damage. An umbrella, stick, or newspaper roll can be used as a sling to immobilise the part temporarily and the person should be rushed to the nearby hospital.

Stop bleeding

If the fracture is of open type then it becomes important to control bleeding. Try to keep the limb elevated and tie a sterile bandage on the affected area. Cold can be applied as it helps in vasoconstriction of blood vessels and cause less bleeding. It also helps in relieving pain. Cold should not be applied for more than 10-15 minutes.

Avoid swelling

Swelling in the limb may cause many complications and should be avoided at any cost. Elevate the limb and wrap an elastic or crepe bandage around the limb to avoid swelling. Compare the affected limb with normal limb even after you got a plaster cast. Report your doctor if you notice any increase in limb size.

Inspect the limb

Always check if the limb looks pale and touch to see if it is cold. These signs are present when blood circulation is obstructed. Try to free the limb as much as possible and rush him to the doctor. It may lead to gangrene if not treated on time.

Dr. Suresh Bansal, our orthopaedic surgeon, claims that he have seen a significant number of cases in his career where the patient reaches him for consultation after much damage has already been done by unrecognised or incapable consultants, claiming to be expert doctors. Therefore, it is important to treat fractures only with the help of expert consultation to avoid further complications.

About Bansal Global Hospital

A world class private hospital located in North-West Delhi, the Bansal Global Hospital offers the best treatment possible and care to its patients round the clock (24×7). The multi-specialty Bansal Global Hospital provides specialist medical and surgical care ranging from simple day-case procedures to complex surgeries, blood and other tests in our state of the art pathology lab, digital X-rays, inpatient facilities. The hospital has dedicated inpatient facility, with all fully air-conditioned ensuite rooms. Our staff offer high quality services to ensure that your stay with us is as comfortable as possible in private and discrete facilities.

Address :
Bansal Global Hospital C-10 Ramgarh,, Near Jahangirpuri Metro Station, Delhi, 110033
Bansal Fracture, Gynae and Kids Clinic, E-1086 Saraswati Vihar, Pitampura, Delhi 110034
Neo Kidz Clinic, C-38 Raj Nagar, Pitampura, Delhi 110034

Tel: 011-27636400
Dr Suresh Bansal – Specialist Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr Bimla Bansal – Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Dr Neha Bansal – Child Specialist

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