As there are so many kinds of fractures, symptoms of a fracture vary. With an open fracture, the damage is visible but closed fractures may present symptoms such as deformities or discoloured skin in the injured area.
Other symptoms would include pain, swelling and bruising. A fracture may also result in a grating sensation when attempting to move or being unable to move the affected area.
Serious injuries involving a large bone such as the pelvis or femur may also cause a person to look pale and clammy, feel dizzy or faint and an overall sensation of being sick or nauseous.