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Sports injuries and fractures

Sports injuries and fractures

Sports injuries and fractures

Sports injuries and fractures are common injuries in children and teens. Causes are usually falling while playing, automobile accidents, being struck by an automobile while playing and contact sports. The emergency department is usually the initial contact for the patient where the extremity will be stabilized. Pediatric orthopaedic specialists can provide further assessment and treatment. Proper treatment in a timely manner is extremely important to achieve optimal function of the injured extremity, joint or muscle.