Maladies et problèmes de santé
Each year, the MCH Trauma Centre sees approximately 20 patients 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.
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.
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.
The Emergency Department of the Montreal Children’s Hospital sees approximately 40 children each year with injuries related to the use of bunk beds. Read more to learn how to prevent bunk bed injury.
Don’t forget to check the batteries in your home smoke detectors.
A button battery is the small lithium round battery found in watches, hearing aids, remote car starters, toys, musical books, LED flashlights and more. The batteries are shiny, round and enticing to young children who may stick them in their nose, ears or mouth. This is extremely dangerous. If the lithium battery is swallowed, it erodes and causes serious tissue damage. Immediate medical attention is vital.
Here are a few safety tips about car seats according to the Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ) and other useful information