Navigation Links
Come Summer, Lawnmower Injuries Increase in US

Spring could be a season of cheer in the West. But in the US it could also be a time of concern for many families, it turns out. //

For lawn-mower injuries shoot up around that time only. It is indeed a leading cause of amputations in adolescents.

Each year, lawn mower accidents send 9,400 U.S. children to the hospital, causing injuries more severe than any other tool or device, research shows. The most common injuries are lacerations, fractures and amputations of the fingers, hands, toes, feet and legs.

Most injuries occur when an operator is unaware that a child is behind the mower and shifts into reverse, backing over the child.

'The number-one advice to parents is: Treat the lawn mower as hazardous equipment, not a toy,' say say specialists from the Johns Hopkins Children's Center, Maryland's designated pediatric trauma center where the most severe injuries are treated.

Of the lawn mower accidents seen among patients at the Children's Center between 2000 and 2005, 95 percent were amputations that required reattachment or reconstructive surgery.

'Every year, we see several children so badly injured by lawn mowers that they need amputation or extensive reconstructive surgery,' says Rick Redett, director of reconstructive and plastic surgery at the Children's Center.

'Many more children end up in local emergency departments with a variety of mower-related injuries.'

Typically, Redett says, pediatricians see the first such injuries in late April, but this year, the first case came in March. He and his colleagues throughout the state and nation are alerting parents and other child caregivers to the dangers and providing tips for preventing such injuries.

* Keep children under 6 years old indoors while a power mower is in operation.

* Let no child under 12 use a walk-behind mower.

* Keep children under 16 off ride-on mowers, even if with a pare nt.

* If you are mowing and you see a child running toward you, turn off the mower immediately. Children can fall and slip into the blade, especially if the grass is wet.

* Wear protective goggles and close-toed shoes when operating a mower or when near one.

* Before mowing, clean the lawn of debris such as sticks and stones, which may get caught in the blades and propelled out.

* Buy mowers with a no-reverse safety feature that requires the operator to turn around (and see behind him) in order to shift into reverse.
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. New Findings Could Reduce The Extent Of Spinal Cord Injuries
2. Effective Diagnosis Of Spinal Cord Injuries
3. Obesity Can Increase The Chances Of Injuries
4. Preventable Home Injuries: A Principal Cause Of Deaths In Children
5. Mountain Biking Results In Serious Injuries
6. Burn Injuries More Common In Small Boys
7. Aussie Rules, High on Football Injuries
8. Loyola’s Tips On How to Avoid Basketball Injuries During March Madnes
9. Can Enforcing Bicycle Helmet Laws Avoid Head Injuries?
10. Hope After Spinal Cord Injuries
11. Nationwide Increase In Lawn Mowing Injuries
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/25/2016)... FL (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... The temporary closing of Bruton Memorial ... Plant City Observer , brings up a new, often overlooked aspect of head lice: the ... closing for fumigation is not a common occurrence, but a necessary one in the event ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, Dr. Omkar Marathe earned his Bachelors in ... School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained in Internal Medicine at Scripps Green Hospital ... at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where he had the opportunity to train in ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... Conventional wisdom preaches the benefits of moderation, whether it’s a matter of indulgence ... high can result in disappointment, perhaps even self-loathing. However, those who set the bar ... from PsychTests.com reveals that behind the tendency to set low expectations is ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Marne, Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... awareness about the dangers associated with chronic pain and the benefits of holistic treatments, ... for individuals who are suffering with Sickle Cell Disease. , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. announced ... attorneys chosen by their peers for this recognition are considered among the top 2 ... received special honors as members of this year’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame: ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 ... CAPR ), a biotechnology company focused on the ... announced that patient enrollment in its ongoing randomized ... has exceeded 50% of its 24-patient target. Capricor ... the third quarter of 2016, and to report ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... BOGOTA, Colombia , June 23, 2016  Astellas today announced the establishment of Astellas Farma Colombia (AFC), a ... second affiliate in Latin America . ... ... ... ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016  Experian ... integrating and transforming the patient payment and ... several innovative new products and services that ... its revenue cycle offerings. These award-winning solutions ... efficient workflows, remain compliant in an ever-changing ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: