-- Robert Preidt
SATURDAY, July 20 (HealthDay News) -- About 68,000 people are
treated in U.S. emergency departments each year for lawn
mower-related injuries, and 9,400 of them are children under the
age of 18, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Riding mowers cause most of the lawn mower-related injuries in
children and most of them are injured in their own yard. Common
injuries include amputations, fractures, cuts, infection and skin
"One important statistic to remember is that a significant number of these accidents occur among family members," Dr. Junichi Tamai, at the division of pediatric orthopedic surgery at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, said in a hospital news release. "Most families think that if the child stays with a family member, everything will be okay, but that is not always the case."
Tamai and the American Academy of Pediatrics offer the following
tips for keeping safe around lawn mowers:
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has more about
lawn mower injuries in children.
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