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A 9-year-old boy is rushed to the emergency room after falling from his bicycle. While assessing the child, the nurse should observe the extremities closely for which of the following signs and symptoms of a fracture?

Explanation

• Signs and symptoms of a bone fracture include deformity, edema, pain, and muscle spasms.

• Fever may be associated with a fracture later if an infection develops.

Incorrect options:

• Cyanosis and tachypnea are not associated with bone fractures of the extremities.

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