Sports Medicine

When a child athlete is hurt on the field of play, it’s not always easy for coaches and parents to determine if emergency care is warranted. A pediatric orthopedic surgeon from Goryeb Children’s Hospital provides this guidance – if the child can’t walk or you notice significant swelling or an obvious deformity, you should seek urgent or emergency care. Conversely, if the swelling is minimal and mobility is not impaired beyond a limp, then you can usually wait to see an orthopedist. Seeking the care that’s most appropriate for the injury will ensure the child is able to resume play in the shortest time possible. Read more >



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