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J Pediatr Orthop. 2012 Oct-Nov;32(7):741-7. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0b013e31824b753c.

Preventable childhood injuries.

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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA. steve.lovejoy@vanderbilt.edu

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

This is a literature review generated from The Committee on Trauma and Prevention of Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America to bring to the forefront 4 main areas of preventable injuries in children.

METHODS:

Literature review of pertinent published studies or available information of 4 areas of childhood injury: trampoline and moonbouncers, skateboards, all-terrain vehicles, and lawn mowers.

RESULTS:

Much literature exists on these injuries.

CONCLUSIONS:

Preventable injuries occur at alarming rates in children. By arming the orthopaedist with a concise account of these injuries, patient education and child safety may be promoted.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE:

3.

PMID:
22955541
DOI:
10.1097/BPO.0b013e31824b753c
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