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Bones and muscles

Find out how to help someone who you think may have a broken bone (also called a fracture). Watch our first aid advice video on ‘How to treat broken bones’ for expert advice from one of our St John Ambulance first aid trainers.

Get first aid advice to deal with an open fracture (where a bone has broken through the skin). These pages also provide first aid advice on what to look for and what to do if you suspect someone has: a dislocated joint, a spinal injury or a sprain or strain. 


Broken bones and fractures

Dislocated joints

Spinal injuries

Strains and sprains

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