Welcome to our website!
Please read the waiver agreement before proceeding.



Fractures are most common in males aged 15 – 24

A bone breaks every 3.4 minutes in Australia

‘Fracturing’ and ‘breaking’ a bone are actually the same thing


Bone Fractures?

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 – often during sport.

Seek medical assistance immediately for a broken bone from a major incident.


Bone Fractures

Bone breaks and fractures involve varying degrees of damage to the bone and can only be properly diagnosed via X-ray. Immobilising the injured area with a splint and keeping the person still until help arrives are crucial. Apply an ice pack to limit swelling and reduce pain, if possible.

Watch the video to learn how to apply a splint.

More First Aid Posts

Collection of white and grey clouds in the sky

How To Be Prepared For An Emergency During Storm Season

With storm season kicking in, you can bet those intense Australian storms are just around the corner. Here’s a guide on how to prepare for an emergency during storm season. Secure your yard Have you taken a look around your yard and identified anything that could be a potential missile? If a storm hits, anything...
Read More

Why Don’t Australians Know First Aid?

Australia is home to deadly snakes, treacherous countryside, endless highways, deceptively dangerous surf and increasing bushfires. With these dangers being so common, you would be forgiven for thinking that Australians must lead the way in first aid training. According to the Red Cross, you couldn’t be more wrong. In fact, Australia has perhaps the lowest...
Read More

A Guide to identifying and treating burns

Turning on the hot water tap instead of the cold, touching a hot plate not realising it’s on, burns are one of the most common household injuries, especially amongst children. Even a minor burn can be extremely painful, and when not treated properly, can lead to infection. In this article we’ll take you through the...
Read More