As leading pediatricians in Los Gatos, we offer injury care to help keep children recover and heal from accidents and trauma. We have helped thousands of children recover from fractures and subsequent rehabilitation.
Injury Care FAQ
What is a sprain?
Sprains and strains are injuries to the ligaments, muscle or tendon. Depending on the severity of the sprain/strain, treatment may require a cast or sling.
What is a fracture?
A fracture is a broken bone. With children, we normally see broken elbows, wrists, arms, knees and ankles. Fractures need to be addressed immediately. Typically the child will require a cast and for arm-related injuries, the cast should be be put in a sling. The cast allows bones to heal properly and the sling helps your child keep their arm in a comfortable position until they can move it again.
There will likely be pain and swelling. Rest and non-use of the broken area will significantly aid in recovery and pain management.