Most common in males aged 15-24
A bone breaks every 3.4 minutes across Australia
‘Fracturing’ and ‘breaking’ a bone are actually the same thing
A fracture occurs when any part of your bone is broken. It can range from a thin crack (hairline) to a complete break. Bones can fracture in many ways: crosswise, lengthwise, in several places, or into many pieces.
Most fractures happen when a bone is impacted by more force or pressure than it can sustain.
Bone breaks and fractures involve varying degrees of damage to the bone and can only be properly diagnosed via X-ray. If you suspect that you or someone you know has a broken bone from a major incident, call 000. Immobilising the injured area with an Aero stint and keeping the person still until help arrives is crucial.
Watch the video to see what you should do.