Maladies et problèmes de santé
The MCH Trauma Centre sees approximately 20 cases each year who sustained serious injuries while riding on ATVs. The injuries include: brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, dental and facial trauma, abdominal trauma, and multiple fractures. This is clearly a high risk activity.
Pets are not toys. At times, even friendly dogs and cats can bite and scratch if approached in a threatening way. A pet bird, reptile, or hamster can also bite or scratch. Young children are especially at risk.
Contrary to baby teeth, avulsed permanent teeth from a traumatic injury can be successfully implanted. Read more ...
If backpacks are too heavy and not worn properly, they can be a potential source of back injury.
Every year, hundreds of children and teens play on an organized basketball team. The Montreal Children’s Hospital Trauma Centre's Emergency Department sees approximately 450 basketball-related injuries per year (CHIRPP, 2015).
The common black-and-blue mark linked with any bruise is very evident when it surrounds the eye. The dark-purplish circle, commonly called a black eye, is an internal bleeding injury and will last a little more than a week. The colour you see is caused by tiny blood vessels under the skin breaking and bleeding. As the injury heals, the body absorbs the blood. Here are a few tips on how to treat this type of injury.
A child’s bones heal in the same way an adult’s bones do. But since a child’s bones are still growing, there are a few special concerns. Read more...
A broken jaw is medically known as a jaw fracture. Read on to learn more about this type of injury and its treatment.