6.29.23 - Vital Signs at MetroEast | Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

6.29.23 – Vital Signs at MetroEast

Common summertime injuries can happen to kids while playing outside on play sets, running up hills, falling off bikes… Today our doctors dove into the study of orthopedics and learned how to identify and treat various types of fractures, muscular strains, and sprains. Students got to practice wrapping each other’s ankles and wrists in a comfortable and supportive manner, effectively immobilizing the limb to allow it to recover. They then had to learn how to identify and model different types of fractures that can occur in the bone, including transverse, butterfly, and spiral breaks.