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Q:
What are the most common playground injuries?

A:

Playground injuries are most common in children ages 5 to 9.  Children between these ages are more likely to have to be taken to the emergency room due to the injuries they receive.  

The most common playground injuries of children who visited the emergency room are severe fractures, internal injuries, concussions, dislocations and amputations.   

Deaths caused by playground injuries usually occur due to strangulation or falling from playground equipment.  

Also, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) a study done in New York City found that low income areas had more playground injuries related to poor maintenance than higher income areas.  Playground injuries in New York City low income areas were mostly due to trash, rusty playground equipment and broken playground equipment.