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~ DANIEL LOOSE, West Chester PA

What to Do When Your Child Breaks a Bone

Children are at a high risk for enduring sports and play-related injuries which can end up leading to bone fractures. Fractures are always unfortunate, but it’s especially upsetting when your child breaks a bone. Although children are resilient and can typically bounce back after a bone fracture, it’s still important to get the proper pediatric fracture care for the long-term well-being of the child.

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Tips for Keeping Kids with Broken Bones and Casts Busy

As a parent, it can be especially difficult to keep children entertained when they are in a cast and healing from a broken bone. After dealing with the initial pain that goes along with a broken bone, children typically bounce back quickly and want to resume their normal routines. Unfortunately, sometimes having to wear a cast can make that very challenging. It could be difficult for your child to stay entertained when one of their limbs is restrained by a cast. However, a broken bone doesn’t mean that your child can’t still participate in activities they enjoy.

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Three Ways to Reduce Your Child’s Risk of Sports Injury

Sports are wonderful activities for children to get involved in, but you want them to have fun and not worry about possible injuries. Getting involved in sports is a great way to learn discipline, responsibility, and teamwork. It’s also a great way to stay healthy by reducing their risk of developing a chronic illness such as diabetes, obesity, cancer, or cardiovascular diseases. While the risks may be low, it’s still very important to take every precaution and keep them protected from possible injuries.

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What Swelling Can Tell You about Your Child’s Injury

Many children get involved with sports at a young age. This is a great way for kids to learn about sportsmanship, expend some energy, and meet new friends. It also helps children stay healthy and has been shown to reduce the risk of diabetes, obesity, cancer, and cardiovascular diseases. However, because children’s bodies are still developing, any injuries they sustain have the potential to be very serious.

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5 Common Myths About Growing Pains

You’ve probably heard someone tell a child something along the lines of it’s just growing pains. Many people believe that throbbing pain in the legs or arms of an underdeveloped child can be attributed to the child growing. However, there’s no evidence that growth can be painful. As a child gets older, they’ll experience some pain due to other problems. Learn more about common myths people believe in regarding growing pains.

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Has Your Young Athlete Had Too Many Injuries?

Three out of four American families with school-aged children have at least one child involved with a sports team. Children gravitate towards sports because they’re a fun way to socialize with other children and typically run around outside. Parents also encourage their kids to play sports because they teach responsibility, confidence, and teamwork. Staying active and playing sports also reduces the risk of a child developing a chronic illness such as diabetes, cancer, or cardiovascular disease.

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Pediatric Fracture Care

Dealing with injuries in children presents its own challenges, as a child’s bones are still developing and aren’t as strong as an adult’s. If a child suffers a bone fracture and it’s not properly addressed, the child could face lifelong issues. A child’s bones also heal more quickly compared with an adult’s, so it’s crucial to provide the right type of pediatric fracture care and to treat the fracture immediately. The staff at Premier Orthopaedics includes doctors who specialize in pediatrics and who will accurately diagnose your child’s injury and determine what type of treatment they need. Then, using Premier’s advanced technology, they’ll treat your child’s fracture and help them recover as quickly as possible. If your child has experienced a fracture, learn more about pediatric fracture care and how Premier Orthopaedics can help you.

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ABOUT PREMIER ORTHOPAEDICS

Premier Orthopaedics is the largest orthopaedic group in Delaware and Chester counties. Premier provides patients with the full spectrum of orthopaedic services; including bone, muscle and joint care. Patients trust our specialists for their experience, expertise and commitment to exceptional patient care.

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