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Understanding an Open Fracture Mar 1st, 2020

Most folks would agree that fractured bones require medical attention. But have you ever put off a trip to the doctor because you weren’t sure whether the ankle you twisted while running was broken or “just” sprained? Lots of us do that. When it comes to an open fracture, however,...

Common Sports Injuries for Children Feb 1st, 2020

Your young athlete can choose from numerous sports activities that help promote physical fitness, team cooperation, good sportsmanship, and discipline. Mostly, however, sports are just plain fun for lots of kids. But like adults, children and teens can experience painful injuries that take them out of the game and may...

What to Expect if Your Child Breaks His Growth Plate Jan 1st, 2020

If your child loves sports, at some point you’re likely to have a child with a broken bone. Perhaps they’ve had an accident while practicing gymnastics or skateboarding. About half of boys break bones in childhood, and girls aren’t far behind: 40% of girls break a bone.  Bone fractures in...

Is Your Child Getting Enough Calcium for Their Bone Development? Dec 5th, 2019

Between birth and the age of 18-20, your growing child will attain 90% of their bone mass. Bone density is the key to strong bones. If your child isn’t getting proper nutrition and exercise, their bones can be compromised, making them more prone to injury and fractures. Importance of calcium...

The Most Common Fractures in Kids Nov 4th, 2019

One in three healthy children will break a bone at some point during childhood. Short of wrapping your kid in bubble wrap, having them wear protective gear while playing sports is the best way to prevent fractures. But if it does happen, you’ll want to stay calm and take the...