Navigation Links
New national study examines pediatric mobility aid-related injuries
Date:5/24/2010

Children and adolescents with an injury or disability may use mobility aids such as crutches, walkers and wheelchairs to help them move around more easily. However, use of these aids has been associated with risk for injury. A new study conducted by the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital found that more than 63,000 pediatric mobility aid-related injuries were treated in United States emergency departments from 1991-2008, and the annual number of cases increased 23 percent during the 19-year study period.

Results of the study, available as an early release online and appearing in the June print issue of Pediatrics, showed that most mobility aid-related injuries occur at home (60 percent). Two injury patterns were also revealed in the data. First, injury patterns varied by the type of mobility aid. Children who used crutches were more likely to sustain injuries to the arms and legs and to be diagnosed with a strain or a sprain. Children who used walkers or wheelchairs, on the other hand, had a higher likelihood of sustaining injuries to the head, were three times more likely to be diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and had a higher likelihood of being hospitalized for their injuries.

"The associations between injury characteristics and type of mobility aid may be a result of the limitations of the children who were using the various aids. Crutch users typically have fewer cognitive, stability and functional limitations than walker and wheelchair users," explained study author Lara McKenzie, PhD, principal investigator in the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children's Hospital. "Likewise, children who fall while using crutches may be able to catch themselves with their feet or hands more easily than those who fall while using walkers or wheelchairs, thereby preventing injuries to the head but leading to more upper extremity injuries."


'/>"/>

Contact: Erin Pope
Erin.Pope@NationwideChildrens.org
614-355-0495
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. National Employee Collective and Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against CVS
2. LoveToKnow.com Launches Gluten Free Channel and Will Donate to National Foundation for Celiac Awareness
3. Crohn's & Colitis Foundation National Event Helping Women Manage Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Two Women Physician Experts and Researchers in IBD on Interactive Webcast/Teleconference
4. National Memorial Day Parade with a Pride of Lions Clubs
5. ECOSTASY™ Sustainable Design Destination Launches Collaboration with 2010 International Year of Biodiversity
6. Rapport International Hires Linda Spooner to Lead Project Management
7. Rotary International and I Imagine Studio Have Teamed up to Helps Kick Polio out of Africa
8. Tahitian Noni International Named As Finalist In 2010 American Business Awards
9. Palm Springs 8th-Grader Wins National 'Fuel Up To Play 60' Award
10. 102 Women Leaders Unite Across Disciplines for National Project to Advance Women's Leadership
11. New Bioactive Beverages Available From Tahitian Noni International
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/23/2014)... Parents and physicians concerned about an increase in ... can breathe a sigh of relief. According to a ... years worth of data from states with and without ... to increased use among adolescents. The study is published ... of Adolescent Health . , "Any time a ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... that proliferation of endogenous neural precursor cells cannot ... axons. From the perspective of neural plasticity, Dr. ... in China observed the effects of functional electrical ... and expression of basic fibroblast growth factor and ... the infarct side. The researchers found that functional ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... FDA-approved device has been shown to reduce seizures in ... percent. When coupled with an innovative electrode placement planning ... the complete elimination of seizures in nearly half of ... trials. , That,s good news for a large portion ... with epilepsy whose seizures can,t be controlled with medications ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... 15 percent of all lung cancers are small ... often develop resistance to chemotherapy. However, researchers at ... new insights into the mechanisms leading to this ... , Chemotherapies work primarily by mediating B-cell lymphoma ... regulating cell death. Depending on their function, this ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... mice and rabbits, Johns Hopkins scientists have found a ... successfully preventing the development of atherosclerosis, the main cause ... of death among humans. The condition develops when fat ... stiff, narrowed and hardened, greatly reducing their ability to ... brain. , In a series of experiments, described April ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:RI Hospital physician: Legalizing medical marijuana doesn't increase use among adolescents 2Health News:Newly approved brain stimulator offers hope for individuals with uncontrolled epilepsy 2Health News:Scientists pinpoint protein that could improve small cell lung cancer therapies 2Health News:Scientists alter fat metabolism in animals to prevent most common type of heart disease 2Health News:Scientists alter fat metabolism in animals to prevent most common type of heart disease 3Health News:Scientists alter fat metabolism in animals to prevent most common type of heart disease 4
... Community Unites Behind Extraordinary Global Effort, ... SAN FRANCISCO, July 23 The Medpedia ... largest collaborative online,encyclopedia of medicine called Medpedia. ... health professionals are now,volunteering to collaboratively build ...
... treatment and prognosis may be affected, study says , , ... or pancreatic cancer may have more lymph nodes examined ... designated comprehensive cancer centers or at hospitals that do ... study. , If too few lymph nodes are examined ...
... international scientific and professional organization of more than ... technology and science of molecular imaging and nuclear ... nuclear medicine and molecular imaging research. The awards, ... announced at SNM,s 55th Annual Meeting, held in ...
... program saves time, reduces costs and increases safety; $1000 incentive may ... ... Chapel Hill, NC (PRWEB) July 22, 2008 -- Imagine a health ... prescription into a PDA or computer, and getting immediate feedback about ...
... head and neck cancer, accurately determining how advanced the cancer ... until now. New Saint Louis University research has found ... tool to detect secondary cancers, which occur in 5 to ... study findings, which will be presented on Tuesday, July 22 ...
... body, they could lead to nonsurgical treatments , , TUESDAY, July ... valuable in efforts to develop nonsurgical treatments for spinal cord ... and Sweden. , They say it may be possible to ... to repair damaged nerve cells. , An adult,s spinal cord ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Medpedia Announced, World's Largest Collaborative Online Encyclopedia of Medicine and Health 2Health News:Medpedia Announced, World's Largest Collaborative Online Encyclopedia of Medicine and Health 3Health News:Medpedia Announced, World's Largest Collaborative Online Encyclopedia of Medicine and Health 4Health News:Medpedia Announced, World's Largest Collaborative Online Encyclopedia of Medicine and Health 5Health News:Medpedia Announced, World's Largest Collaborative Online Encyclopedia of Medicine and Health 6Health News:Medpedia Announced, World's Largest Collaborative Online Encyclopedia of Medicine and Health 7Health News:Medpedia Announced, World's Largest Collaborative Online Encyclopedia of Medicine and Health 8Health News:More Cancer Lymph Nodes Analyzed at Specialty Centers 2Health News:Seeding the future: SNM grants grow molecular imaging and nuclear medicine research 2Health News:Seeding the future: SNM grants grow molecular imaging and nuclear medicine research 3Health News:BCBSNC Makes Electronic Prescribing Available Statewide 2Health News:BCBSNC Makes Electronic Prescribing Available Statewide 3Health News:BCBSNC Makes Electronic Prescribing Available Statewide 4Health News:Has cancer spread? Research identifies best way to find answers so treatment can begin 2Health News:Spinal Cord Stem Cells May Act as Nerve Repair System 2
(Date:1/14/2014)... 2014 Animal Emergency Critical Care, a LifeCentre partner practice, located ... is the first in Loudoun County ... Dr. Susan M. Barnes , Medical Director, is a well-seasoned ... Cole Taylor , are avid scuba divers. "As altitude skiers ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... 14, 2014 NineSigma , Inc., the leading ... Innovation Leadership Summit , May 14-16, 2014 at the ... Ohio . This is the ... to breakthrough achievements through open innovation. Participants will learn ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... , January 14, 2014 ... Transfer Devices (CSTD) for hazardous drugs, today announced that it ... fourth straight year.   Equashield,s closed ... technicians, pharmacists, nurses and other medical professionals who ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Hyperbaric Veterinary Medicine (hvm) Announces Animal Emergency Critical Care Installs A Small Animal Hyperbaric Chamber 2Expect the Unexpected from Leading Global Innovators at NineSigma Leadership Summit, Sharing Winning Strategies to Advance Innovation 2Expect the Unexpected from Leading Global Innovators at NineSigma Leadership Summit, Sharing Winning Strategies to Advance Innovation 3Expect the Unexpected from Leading Global Innovators at NineSigma Leadership Summit, Sharing Winning Strategies to Advance Innovation 4Equashield's Sales Grow by 60% in 2013 2
...  Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that the first ... clinical study combining MM-121, a fully human monoclonal ... irinotecan (Camptosar®) in patients with advanced cancers. ... The Phase 1 study evaluates the safety and ...
... Md., Dec. 13, 2011 The U.S. Food and ... device intended to aid in the detection of life-threatening ... spectroscopy. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO ) ... health care providers identify patients with critical head injuries ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Initiates Enrollment in a Phase 1 Study of MM-121 in Combination with Cetuximab and Irinotecan in Patients with Advanced Cancers 2FDA Permits Marketing of the First Hand-Held Device To Aid in the Detection of Bleeding In The Skull 2FDA Permits Marketing of the First Hand-Held Device To Aid in the Detection of Bleeding In The Skull 3
Optimal solution for normal acetabulum....
The Biopro Cox comb cup is manufactured from titanium and is porous coated on the outside of the shell. The Cox comb cup accommodates a polyethylene insert....
The Plasmacup SC satisfies two important requirements: high primary stability and a low friction bearing surface....
... The integration of Trabecular Metal ... proven implant design results in a ... not only meets surgeon demands for ... provides a wide variety of shell ...
Medicine Products: