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2009-09-07 00:23:17

Almost 14 percent of children's tibia fractures are sustained while sliding down a slide on an adult's lap, a U.S. researcher found. Dr. John Gaffney, an orthopedic surgeon specializing in pediatrics in Cedar Knolls, N.J., says many parents think it is actually safer to hold their toddler while going down a playground slide, but this study may prove otherwise. The study, published in the Journal of Pediatric Orethopaedics, found all tibia fractures associated with playing on a slide were...

2009-09-03 10:48:00

Parents are unknowingly putting their young children at risk for leg fractures, says new study ROSEMONT, Ill., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study published this week in the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics found a relationship between young children going down a slide on the lap of an adult and tibia fractures. The study, conducted at Winthrop University Hospital, reviewed children with tibia fractures over an eleven month period and found 13.8% of the tibia fractures were...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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