Evaluation of scooter-related injuries in children

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_EED345077820
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Evaluation of scooter-related injuries in children
Périodique
Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Auteur(s)
Mankovsky  A. B., Mendoza-Sagaon  M., Cardinaux  C., Hohlfeld  J., Reinberg  O.
ISSN
1531-5037 (Electronic)
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
05/2002
Volume
37
Numéro
5
Pages
755-9
Notes
Evaluation Studies
Journal Article --- Old month value: May
Résumé
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The sudden popularity of the "scooter phenomenon" was followed by an increased rate of injuries associated with its use. This study evaluates the circumstances, types, degrees, and mechanisms of injury related to the use of a scooter in the pediatric population. METHODS: From January 2000 to February 2001, the emergency files of all the children arriving at the authors' institutions with a diagnosis of "scooter related trauma" were reviewed. RESULTS: One hundred fifty-six cases were recorded; 48% of patients were between 10 and 13 years old; 66.6% were boys. There was a incidence peak in September and October. Trauma locations were as follows: face (47.5%), ankle (17.9%), wrist (17.3%), knee (11.5%), and head trauma (12%). Eighty-five percent healed within 1 to 4 weeks; 16.6% needed hospitalization. Fractures occurred in 31% of cases; 38% of these required surgical treatment. Concerning the mechanisms of injury, 45% occurred on the street and sidewalk, 44% of which resulted from collisions with a motor vehicle, 33% were caused by inefficient braking, and 15% were related to a mechanical problem with the scooter's structure. CONCLUSIONS: The authors observed a shift in the children's interest from roller skates toward the scooter. Research on scooter injury prevention needs to be improved, and a program needs to be promoted to reduce the number and the severity of related injuries. For now the authors would recommend head, mainly face, wrist, and ankle protections.
Mots-clé
Adolescent Age Distribution Athletic Injuries/*epidemiology Child Craniocerebral Trauma/epidemiology Female Fractures, Bone/epidemiology Humans Incidence Male Seasons Sex Distribution Skating/injuries Switzerland/epidemiology Wounds and Injuries/classification/*epidemiology
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28/01/2008 10:06
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