While accidents happen to everyone, and children are the most susceptible to unintentional injury. Over 9 million children visit emergency departments for unintentional injuries annually. These injuries largely come from 5 major causes:
Bumps, scrapes, and bruises are part of growing up, but even minor injuries need proper wound care to prevent infections. Cuts from impact injuries may require stitches, staples or some other laceration repair. Muscle sprains and strains are common, including ankle sprains; the most common sports injury in all age groups.
Injuries to areas in the body with growth plates may require extra attention. These are sections of long bones in the body that continue to generate new tissue until some point in adolescence. Any growth plate that’s injured may require Dr. Anand’s attention to prevent permanent complications. The growth plate areas include:
Staying active is important to your child’s healthy life. Children recover quickly from small injuries, so call Dr. Anand if your child shows signs of a slower than normal recovery.
Children aren’t always aware of the dangers of flames and hot surfaces nearby. Proper burn care prevents permanent scarring. Ask Dr. Anand what immediate treatment you should administer in the case of a burn, before coming to see him.
Motor vehicle accidents can cause a variety of injuries. Some injuries from accidents don’t appear until days later. Always have your child checked by Dr. Anand at Sunshine Pediatrics after an accident. Your child’s safety in an accident can depend on making sure they are properly secured in the correct seat for their size.
At Sunshine Pediatrics, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.