Dr. Lynn Pearson, who is an orthopedic surgeon in Jasper, Texas agreed to do an interview. We discuss the most common types of broken bones and first aid treatment for them.

When asked what the most common type of broken bone is that he sees in his office, the reply was broken forearms in children. First aid for this type of break is to splint the break and get the person to a hospital.

The second most common type of broken bone would be the humorous and shoulder area. First aid for that type of break would be to put the arm into a splint and get the person to a hospital.

Please post your comments in the broken bone first aid thread of the forums.