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Your bones are your body’s framework. Long bones, in particular, not only allow you to stand erect and facilitate movement, but also contain your bone marrow, which plays an important role in blood cell formation and fat storage. If not recognized and treated promptly, a long bone fracture can lead to severe bleeding and in worst cases, fat embolism.

Missed our previous article? Find it here: Types and Classification of Long Bone Fractures

Before bringing yourself to our Palm Springs Urgent Care Clinic, there are first aid treatments you can apply to relieve pain and prevent further injury. But, before you can do so, you should first recognize the following signs and symptoms of a fracture. Click the link below to find out more:

First Aid Treatments for Long Bone Fractures