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Don’t Worry Baby … We’ve Got You Covered

Sure, playgrounds are the most obvious place for a childhood injury or fall, but what about other places? Children are creative, curious, and uncoordinated, as well as energetic and a fall can happen in an instant, with or without supervision. Falling and injuries are a natural occurrence of childhood resulting in cuts, bruises, sprains, fractures, broken bones, and even concussions.

The CDC (Center for Disease Control) reported over 8,000 children nationwide are seen each day for fall injuries. Children under 5 years of age represent the highest proportion of childhood fall emergency room visits.

Prevention is the best remedy and the #1 rule is supervision. Reported common injuries are from:

It’s hard to keep our children safe from everything, but close supervision is the best preventive measure.

If your child does suffer an injury, it’s good to know Sarasota Orthopedic Associates treats children as well as adults. Our pediatric orthopedic specialists and sports medicine physicians are here to help get your little ones back in action. We have offices in Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, and Venice and, when needed, offer same day appointments. Visit our website at www.soa.md for more information about us.

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