Learn how to keep kids safe while still having fun.
Find online support groups and forums for pediatric orthopaedic conditions.
What is spondylolisthesis? What is osteogenesis imperfect? Learn more about different pediatric orthopaedic problems and conditions.
Have a question for our pediatric orthopaedists? Submit it here and see if it gets picked to be our Question of the Month!
We want kids to be happy AND healthy! Learn about bone health and healthy habits for life.
Learn more about different types of broken bones and how they are treated.
We want kids to have fun and stay safe. Learn how to play AND prevent injuries.
Stay in the game and not on the sidelines!
Learn more about different pediatric orthopaedic treatments, procedures and surgery
Get the latest Pediatric Orthopaedic news, announcements and information.
OrthoKids.org materials for your practice
Your support helps us educate pediatric orthopaedists, research pediatric orthopaedic conditions, and promote patient care efforts.
POSNA's official website for patients and parents to learn about pediatric orthopaedics.
The most common type of injury from the playground is a fall from monkey bars. This can result in a wrist, elbow or collarbone fracture. Patients often report that they lost their grip and landed on a hard surface. Falls also happen from swings, slides, seesaws and merry-go-rounds. These injuries can cause broken bones and may need surgery. Children wearing loose clothing or tie strings can get caught in the equipment as they fall. Sometimes the loose clothing can cause the fall.
Sometimes parents want to go down the slide with their toddler. The child’s foot can get caught underneath the adult’s leg causing a twisting injury. This can lead to a broken shinbone, which is known as a Toddler’s Fracture. Children can also get limbs caught between the moving parts of playground equipment.
Children can be hit by moving playground equipment like swings, seesaws or merry-go-rounds.