Fracture of the shaft of this bone is easily recognized by shortening, crepitation, etc., and you should treat it just the same as advised in the fracture of this bone at the hip-joint. If this fracture should occur away from home, in the fields or elsewhere, get some stiff straw, or bits of very thin board, or if you have a "stove-pipe" hat take that, knock out the crown, take off the rim, and split it up at the sides. Bind these around the limb rather tightly with suspenders, handkerchiefs, or tear your shirt up for bandages. Then you can safely remove the patient to a place where he may receive the proper treatment.