Leg fractures usually occur through heavy impact, caused by a collision or fall. A fatigue break after intensive continuous load happens much less frequently. Leg fractures are very painful but are not often life threatening. STEP 1: TYPICAL SYMPTOMS Alongside a range of general, rather “uncertain” symptoms such as pain, swelling, restricted movement and bruising in the affected area, the following symptoms are sure signs of fractures: Visible displacement, abnormal movement, and pieces of bone that are visible in the wound or that pierce the skin. STEP 2: COVER OPEN WOUNDS WITH A STERILE BANDAGE In the case of an open fracture, the wound must be given a sterile covering. A sterile compress is laid on the wound and fixed with a strip of tape. STEP 3: COMFORTABLE POSITIONING AND CUSHIONING OF THE BREAK The injured person should now be laid in a position they find comfortable. The broken leg should be gently cushioned with backpacks on both sides. Beware: If the leg looks very much out of place, no attempt should be made to straighten it. Due to the complexity and possibility of causing damage, only a doctor should do this!!! STEP 4: MAKING AN EMERGENCY CALL AND TAKING CARE OF THE PATIENT After the patient has been positioned comfortably and wrapped up warmly, make an emergency call. You should wait together for professional rescue. During this time, take good psychological care of the injured person and don’t leave them alone.