At this time of year, you see skeletons all over the place…

But it’s important to remember that skeletons are much more than just spooky Halloween decorations. The bones that make up each of our skeletons actually play several significant roles in keeping our bodies healthy and active.

Our bones:

  • Protect vital organs
  • Store and supply calcium for the body’s cells
  • Give structure to the body, and together with muscles, allow us to move

That’s why when a bone breaks, it is important to have it properly treated so that it can heal and continue to perform these important tasks. This is especially true for children, since their bones are still growing.

Watch this video from Dr. Steven Schechinger to learn about a few of the common types of pediatric fractures and their treatments.