Kick Scooter Injuries in Children and Adolescents : Minor Fractures and Bruise

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dc.contributor.author Unkuri, J. H.
dc.contributor.author Salminen, P.
dc.contributor.author Kallio, P.
dc.contributor.author Kosola, S.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-12-31T22:55:10Z
dc.date.available 2021-12-17T22:03:00Z
dc.date.issued 2018-12
dc.identifier.citation Unkuri , J H , Salminen , P , Kallio , P & Kosola , S 2018 , ' Kick Scooter Injuries in Children and Adolescents : Minor Fractures and Bruise ' , Scandinavian Journal of Surgery , vol. 107 , no. 4 , pp. 350-355 . https://doi.org/10.1177/1457496918766693
dc.identifier.other PURE: 120673040
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: 9f654c59-3d7c-40b0-bc30-537704202728
dc.identifier.other WOS: 000452261800011
dc.identifier.other Scopus: 85056649717
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-2881-8299/work/92228101
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/308855
dc.description.abstract Background: Kick scooters are popular among children in both transportation and recreational activities. The aim of this retrospective study was to assess the incidence of and injury patterns associated with kick scooter accidents in school-aged children and adolescents. Methods: All 171 patients at the age of 7-15 years who were treated for kick scooter-related injuries in the metropolitan Helsinki area, Southern Finland from January 2008 to December 2013 were included. Electronic medical records were reviewed and Pediatric Trauma Scores and Injury Severity Scores were utilized to assess the injuries. Results: The annual number of patients increased from 7 in 2008 to 55 in 2013. Almost all patients (94%, n = 161) were injured after a fall from their own height. Most patients (n = 118; 69%) were diagnosed with a fracture but only 26 patients (15%) required surgical procedures under general anesthesia. Pediatric Trauma Scores were low and only one patient had an Injury Severity Score > 15 which can be considered major trauma. Conclusion: Most injuries acquired from kick scooter injuries were easily treatable fractures and bruises. Considering the background population of 105,000 in the respective age group and the 6-year period of data collection from tertiary care, scooting seems a safe means of increasing the physical activity levels of school-aged children and adolescents. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Scandinavian Journal of Surgery
dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Kick scooter
dc.subject children
dc.subject adolescent
dc.subject injury
dc.subject trauma
dc.subject scooter
dc.subject SEVERITY
dc.subject SCORE
dc.subject 3126 Surgery, anesthesiology, intensive care, radiology
dc.title Kick Scooter Injuries in Children and Adolescents : Minor Fractures and Bruise en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Children's Hospital
dc.contributor.organization Clinicum
dc.contributor.organization Lastenkirurgian yksikkö
dc.contributor.organization HUS Children and Adolescents
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1177/1457496918766693
dc.relation.issn 1457-4969
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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