Broken bones (or fractures) are a common injury in kids, especially after a fall. No matter where the break is or how small it may seem, all broken bones need to be checked out by a doctor.
Possible signs and symptoms of a broken bone are:
If the child has a minor broken bone:
If the child has a serious broken bone:
To help prevent broken bones:
Reviewed by: Kate M. Cronan, MD
Date reviewed: October 2010
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.