Avoiding Summertime Injuries for Children

School’s out, the weather is heating up, and kids are out at play, which means more cuts, scrapes, and breaks are just a moment away.  Dr. Andrew Gregory, an Assistant Professor in both Orthopaedics and Pediatrics at Vanderbilt, tackles some of the most common injuries for children this time of year and how to treat them, including what to look for to determine if an x-ray might be needed, proper safety for slides and playground equipment, the correct order of how to administer first aid, as well as the latest developments in casts and walking boots to protect extremities as they heal.