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Broken bones (or fractures) are a common injury in kids. They often happen after a fall. All broken bones need medical care, no matter how small it seems.
Not every fracture can be prevented. But you can make a break less likely. Follow these tips:
Many kids will have a broken bone at some point. Here’s what to expect.
Here’s how to help protect kids from a dangerous fall or a tumble into a sharp edge in your home.
Although most result in mild bumps and bruises, some falls can cause serious injuries that need medical attention.
Broken bones have an amazing ability to heal, especially in kids. Full healing can take time, but new bone usually forms a few weeks after an injury.
Casts keep bones and other tissues in place while they heal. Here’s what to expect, and how to care for casts.
Learn about broken collarbones (or clavicle fractures), a common sports injury in kids.
You practiced hard and made sure you wore protective gear, but you still got hurt. Read this article to find out how to take care of sports injuries – and how to avoid getting them.
What happens when you break a bone?
Bones are tough stuff – but even tough stuff can break. Find out what happens when a bone fractures.
Some injuries will heal best if a cast is used. Find out how they work and how to take care of them in this article for kids.
You’ve banged your elbow and it feels tingly and strange. Find out why in this article for kids.
Our bones, muscles, and joints form our musculoskeletal system and enable us to do everyday physical activities.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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