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Outdoor First Aid

First-Aid Manual: Fractured Leg

Stabilize an injured leg with a sleeping pad and a few T-shirts.

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Roll up a sleeping pad from both ends, leaving four to six inches between the two rolls.

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Place a rolled-up T-shirt behind the patient’s knee.

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Tie the pad around the patient’s leg using bandannas, shirts, or backpack straps. Don’t tie directly over the break.

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Inflate the pad for extra support. When you’re done, check the patient’s toes for circulation and sensation. Loosen the splint if necessary.