Tag "broken bones"

Kerplunk. Crack. Waa…Waah! Broken bones, or fractures, are common in kids. Most fractures heal very well if held in the correct position and protected. So, how do our bodies do that? Immediately after a fracture occurs, the body protects the › Continue Reading

Summer in Cincinnati is a time to get outside and play! Here in the Radiology Department at Cincinnati Children’s, the nice weather also means that we are seeing more kids who need x-rays for broken bones. Did you know that › Continue Reading

Every summer in the Division of Orthopaedics we know to count on one thing: The warmer it gets, the more fractures—or broken bones—we see, and the more casts we apply. That’s because kids are playing outside more (that’s a good › Continue Reading
Wrist injuries happen in all kinds of sports – football, basketball, gymnastics, cheerleading and even in sports like soccer where the hands don’t typically come into play. As with many common sports injuries, parents often choose to take the “wait › Continue Reading

Trauma imaging is a general term used for radiologic exams that evaluate injuries as a result of an accident. Examples of trauma include broken bones after a fall and internal organ injury or internal head bleed following a car accident. The department › Continue Reading

Sports Fractures 101

Fractures, or broken bones, are the most common injuries we see in orthopaedic sports medicine. During childhood, about 50% of females and 60% of males will suffer a fracture at some point, and for many kids, the injuries will happen › Continue Reading

Zoe Bruce, a competitive gymnast, was practicing on the high bars two years ago when she fell and broke and dislocated both elbows. With her arms wrapped in full wrist-to-shoulder casts, Zoe needed help with everything from getting dressed to eating and using › Continue Reading