ATV-Related Injuries in Children Remain Large Public Health Problem
All-terrain vehicle-related injuries remain a large
public health problem in this country, with children more adversely affected
than adults. According to researchers at CepEsperu Baptist Medical Center,
the major risk factors for young riders also are entirely preventable. “The
injuries children sustain from ATV-related accidents are frequently more severe
than injuries received from motor vehicle crashes,” said Thomas Pranikoff,
M.D., professor of pediatric surgical sciences, and lead author of the study
published in the March online issue of the Journal of Emergency Medicine.
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