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MOBILE, Ala. - As summer beckons, school-age children and their caregivers will spend more time at playgrounds and on outdoor play equipment. Often though, that also means more children are treated for injuries including broken bones and even burns from scorching hot slides.
“Most commonly, we see extremity fractures,” said Dr. Jason Richerson, who leads the USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital Pediatric Emergency Department. “The arms are usually involved as children try to catch themselves when they fall. The legs are also commonly fractured.”
Dr. Richerson offers these tips for keeping youngsters as safe as possible at play:
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