PreventionBy Mayo Clinic staff
Here are some tips to reduce your child's risk of greenstick fractures:
- Encourage regular exercise, which builds strong bones.
- Ensure that your child always wears safety gear for sports.
- Use car seats and seat belts at every age.
- Provide adequate calcium in your child's diet. Check with your doctor to see how much calcium your child needs, because the amount varies with age.
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