What patients and families need to know
Understanding your child's condition is an important step on your treatment journey. Learn more about causes, symptoms and diagnosis for a variety of conditions, as well as unique treatments and research being performed at Children's National.
Burns are a type of injury caused by heat. The heat can be thermal, electrical, chemical, or electromagnetic energy. Most burn accidents occur at home. About 75 percent of all burn injuries in children are preventable.
A fracture is a partial or complete break in the bone. Learn more about this condition.
A mild traumatic brain injury or concussion is a disruption in the function of the brain as a result of a forceful blow to the head, either direct or indirect. Learn more about this condition.
A laceration is tear or opening in the skin caused by an injury.
Sunburn is a visible reaction of the skin's exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, the invisible rays that are part of sunlight.