Problem: One of the main reasons for elbow fractures in children is from falls from playground monkey bars.
Solution: Do not allow your child to use monkey bars if they have concrete or asphalt under them. Grass, soil and packed earth surfaces are not much better for cushioning falls and should be avoided too. Make sure the playgrounds your family does use has a soft thick surface to cushion a child’s fall under the monkey bars. Rubber mats and wood chips about 12 inches deep are the most ideal surfaces.