Pediatric Injury Care at Garnet Health
You never want your child to be hurt, but it’s common for children to sustain injuries. In fact, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has estimated that a child is treated for an injury in an Emergency Department every four seconds. Many childhood injuries are relatively minor and can be cared for at home; these include everyday scrapes, bruises and bug bites. However, more severe injuries — including burns, fractures, concussions and lacerations — may require a trip to the doctor or emergency room.
When your child is injured, rely on Garnet Health for the outstanding, personalized care your little one needs.
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Most Common Pediatric Injuries
Whether you have a baby who’s just starting to walk or a teen who plays sports, falls happen all the time. In fact, according to the CDC, falls are the leading cause of non-fatal injuries among children, with about 8,000 children across the country being treated in emergency rooms for fall-related injuries each day (approximately 2.8 million each year). Depending on the circumstances, falls can lead to injuries like broken bones, sprains, cuts and head injuries.
Our pediatric specialists have seen it all. Serving families in Orange and Sullivan County, and neighboring communities, our doctors become a part of our patients’ lives. Kids get hurt, it’s in their nature to play and explore. You can’t prevent every cut, scrape and bruise, but you can ensure that your child has access to high quality pediatricians.
How Pediatric Injuries Differ From Adult Injuries
Did you know that certain injuries can affect children differently than they do adults? This is why it’s especially important to take your child to a doctor who specializes in pediatric injuries. The expert physicians and care team at Garnet Health are ready to provide comprehensive and compassionate care.
Children generally have thinner skin than adults, so they tend to sustain deeper burns. For the same reason, it can be more difficult to tell how severe a child’s burn is.
Children’s bones usually contain more periosteum than adults’ bones, which makes those bones thicker and allows them to heal more quickly. However, this increased thickness can also make it more difficult to diagnose a minor fracture. Plus, because children’s bones are still growing, damage to the growth plates could affect future development if not treated properly.
Children tend to be more vulnerable to concussions than adults because their brains are still developing. Garnet Health Doctors will partner with you to diagnose and treat your child’s concussion.
Garnet Health is pleased to offer pediatric injury treatment services for families across Orange and Sullivan Counties.
Is It an Emergency?
We offer 24/7 care for patients up to age 18 at our Children’s Emergency Department.