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J Pediatr. 2017 Nov;190:271-274. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.07.041.

Pediatric Orthopedic Hoverboard Injuries: A Prospectively Enrolled Cohort.

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1
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Warren Alpert School of Medicine, Brown University, Providence, RI. Electronic address: andrew.d.sobel@gmail.com.
2
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Warren Alpert School of Medicine, Brown University, Providence, RI.

Abstract

Hoverboards pose a significant risk of musculoskeletal injury to pediatric riders. A prospectively enrolled cohort yielded 9 pediatric patients injured while riding hoverboards in 2016. Eight of the injuries involved the upper extremity, and one involved the lower extremity. No riders wore any safety equipment and injury patterns modeled those seen in skateboard riders.

KEYWORDS:

Hoverboard; orthopedics; skateboard

PMID:
29144253
DOI:
10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.07.041
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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