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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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Last Updated: 04-21-2017
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