4 common summer accidents in children! How should parents take action?

Pediatric Orthopedics and Traumatology Specialist Assoc. Dr. Kerim Sarıyılmaz pointed out that parents should definitely review the safety measures against accidents that may occur in summer, saying, “In addition to the safety measures, we should also give our children the habit of using appropriate equipment. Children should also follow a proper warm-up and stretching routine before exercising. If any unwanted accidents occur despite the precautions taken, it is very important to consult a doctor without wasting time to avoid future problems such as disability, dysfunction and limitation in activities. Pediatric Orthopedics and Traumatology Specialist Assoc. Dr. Kerim Sarıyılmaz spoke about the rules that parents should be aware of against orthopedic accidents, the frequency of which in children increases during the summer months; Important warnings!

BIKE and skating accidents

Cycling and roller skating, one of the summer activities that children enjoy most during the summer, can lead to serious injury if the necessary precautions are not taken. Head injuries, fractures, and sprains in the legs and arms are most common after hitting or falling on a bicycle or roller skate. associate. Dr. Kerim Sarıyılmaz said: “Head trauma can be vital. Especially when not wearing a helmet, hitting the head on the ground or a hard surface can lead to loss of consciousness and memory or cerebral hemorrhages and skull fractures due to a concussion. In addition, injuries to the ligaments and fractures in joints and fractures in long bones can be seen as a result of falls.

How to take precautions?

• Make sure that the bicycle is suitable for the height, weight and age of your child.
• Check that the brakes work before your child gets on the bike.
• Be sure to wear a helmet while cycling to avoid head injuries. Use protective gear such as knee pads and elbow pads, especially for children who are just starting to ride a bike or roller skate.
• Learn traffic rules and help develop safe cycling skills.


Injuries associated with water activities in hot weather should also be considered. Because in swimming pools, serious sprains and fractures can occur in the spine, neck, head, arms and legs after slipping, mis-diving or hitting the water.

How to take precautions?

• Be sure to check the depth before your child enters the water.
• Provide training to improve swimming skills.
• Explain the importance of following safety rules during water activities. For example; must not walk on wet ground to avoid slipping and falling along the edge of the pool. If possible, wear slippers or non-slip socks.


In the summer, children spend most of their time in parks and playgrounds. However, playgrounds can be quite dangerous if safety measures are not taken. associate. Dr. Kerim Sarıyılmaz said: “Playground accidents such as falls, slips and collisions can lead to significant orthopedic injuries.

In particular, fractures in the arm and leg bones are common playground injuries after a fall, and some may be serious enough to require surgery.

How to take precautions?

• Supervise your child in playgrounds
• Make sure that the toys are used in the playgrounds for which they are intended. Be more careful in places where there is a risk of collision, such as swings and slides.
• Prefer playgrounds with a soft surface such as rubber or sand.
• Make sure your child uses play equipment that is appropriate for his age.


Summer is an ideal time for sporting events. Sports such as football, basketball, volleyball, tennis and gymnastics always attract the attention of children. However, orthopedic injuries such as sprains, sprains and fractures during these sports increase in the summer months. associate. Dr. Kerim Sarıyılmaz says, “The most important rule to observe to avoid injuries during exercise is to do stretching exercises before exercise or training to prepare muscles, tendons and joints for exercise.”

How to take precautions?

• Make sure your child uses the correct equipment during sports. In particular, equipment such as sports shoes, protective knee pads and elbow pads can help reduce the risk of injury.
• Encourage them to do warm-up and stretching exercises to prepare them for exercise.
• Make sure that the surface is suitable for the sport to be practiced. For example, a concrete floor will increase the risk of injuries after a fall in football.

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