Emergency Care for a Sports Injury
Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at Swedish Medical Center
Sports injuries are a common occurrence at any type of practice or competition-- or even at home. Your child’s pediatrician will provide initial care for broken bones, sprains, strains and ligament tears, and can refer to a specialist as needed. If your child has sustained a more serious injury, however, emergency care may be required.
Visit the Pediatric ER If Your Child Has These Symptoms
- The child is younger than four years old and is unable to bear weight on the injured leg or use an injured arm.
- The bone is protruding from the skin or the injured limb looks misshapen.
- The child lost consciousnesses or has a change in level of consciousness (asks repetitive questions, has memory loss)
- The child vomited more than once
- Abdominal pain
- Neck pain
- Difficulty breathing