Playgrounds are no fun when children get hurt

As a mother, I love to take my daughter to our local park and play on the swings and slides and dig in the sand together. But as a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, I'm also aware of the inherent danger that playgrounds can pose to young children.
It's not uncommon for us at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles to have to treat children with serious fractures and head injuries caused by accidents at the playground—and many of them could have been prevented.
Here are some imp...

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