Treating broken bones in children is different than in adults. Kids’ bones are more flexible, so when they break, the fracture patterns aren't the same as you would see in an adult's bones.
A concussion is a brain injury that usually is caused by a direct blow to the head or face, like a sports injury or a bad fall from a bike. Many concussions are mild, but all concussions should be evaluated by a doctor.
Sprains and strains are common injuries among young athletes. Sprains are injuries to the ligaments, and strains are injuries to muscles or tendons.
Athletes of any age can suffer from throwing injuries. But these injuries are especially harmful to children, because they are still growing. Throwing injuries can harm children’s bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments. These injuries most often occur in the shoulders and elbows.