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Date:3/10/2010

red hospital admission for a total of 412 inpatient days;
  • 20 patients required intensive care unit admission; and
  • surgery was performed one-third of the time.

    Dr. Shea added, "the increase in ATV-related injuries also places a greater demand on the health care system in terms of hospitalization time and charges. The current steps taken by the ATV and motorcycle vehicle industry are not enough. Actively engaging the riders, manufacturers and vehicle dealers will be critical, if we want to reduce injuries.

    Dr. Shea will moderate this media briefing entitled "ATV and Motocross Sports: Increase in Pediatric Trauma Injuries" and Dr. Jeffrey Sawyer, Dr. Gregg Schellack, and Dr. Noelle Larson will present their findings. The briefing occurs on Wednesday, Mar. 10, 2010 in the Morial Convention Center, Room 206, at 8:30 am.

    "Developing and enforcing a mandatory safety training session before these vehicles can be operated may be an important first step. Better education will be essential, as it is important to educate riders, parents and the public about the potential for serious injury," concluded Dr. Shea.


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  • Contact: Lauren L. Pearson
    pearson@aaos.org
    847-384-4031
    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
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