Safe Sledding

Safe Sledding

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Safe Sledding

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kids football tournaments 1482293492 1345671806 Safe SleddingBy Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

Sledding is a fun winter activity that can be enjoyed even by the youngest kids
Sledding is generally very safe but a surprising number of serious injuries do occur each year, mostly from the sledder hitting immovable objects such as trees
The single most important safety point is to sled in an area with no risk of running into trees, posts, or rocks

It’s actually somewhat cold here in the San Francisco Bay Area, it was about 32 degrees this morning when I took our dogs out for a walk and it got me thinking about the snow…

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