Navigation Links
Lawn Mower injuries - children needs precaution

All over the world, when summer approach and the schools become closed for vacation, most of the children show interest in mowing the lawn. For any reasons like either to earn money or to help their parents, //children fall into the hands of dangerous condition, which needs more precaution. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that about 20,000 children below 19 years in an overall average of 230,500 people were admitted for lawn mower-related injuries in 2004.

To help prevent injures, the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM), the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) have teamed up to educate parents, adults and children about the importance of lawn mower safety during National Safety Month, June 2006.

‘The power lawn mower is one of the most dangerous tools around the home, but many children view it as a potential toy – resulting in thousands of debilitating injures every year,’ said ASRM President L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS. ‘Lawn mower injuries often include deep cuts, loss of fingers and toes, limb amputations, broken and dislocated bones, burns, and eye injuries. Most of these injuries can be prevented by following a few simple safety tips.’

The ASRM, ASPS, AAP and AAOS offer the following tips to help prevent lawn mower-related injuries:

· Children should be at least 12 years old before they operate any lawn mower, and at least 16 years old for a ride-on mower.

Children should never be passengers on ride-on mowers.
Always wear sturdy shoes while mowing – not sandals.

Young children should be at a safe distance from the area you are mowing.

Before mowing, pick up stones, toys and debris from the lawn to prevent injuries from flying objects.

Always wear eye and hearing protection.

Use a mower with a control that stops it fro m moving forward if the handle is released.

Never pull backward or mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary – carefully look for others behind you when you do.

Start and refuel mowers outdoors – not in a garage. Refuel with the motor turned off and cool.

Blade settings should be set by an adult only.

Wait for blades to stop completely before removing the grass catcher, unclogging the discharge chute, or crossing gravel roads.

'Though mowing the lawn can be a great form of physical activity, it can also cause harm if the proper precautions are not taken,' explained Richard F. Kyle, MD, orthopaedic surgeon and AAOS President. 'It's important that people take their time when mowing the lawn, and teach kids at an early age to stay clear of these machines when they are running.'

Many lawn mower-related injuries require a team of physicians from various specialties to properly repair them. Often, patients must endure painful reconstructive operations to restore form and function.

'Physicians in plastic surgery, microsurgery, pediatric surgery, and orthopaedics are at the forefront in repairing these injuries and see, firsthand, how devastating they can be for children and their families,' said ASPS President Bruce Cunningham, MD. 'It is equally important for us to aid in the prevention of these injuries as it is to repair them.'

'The sad thing is that so many of these tragic injuries are avoidable,' said Eileen M. Ouellette, MD, JD, FAAP, President of the American Academy of Pediatrics. 'A few simple precautions can protect thousands of children.'

Source: Eurkalert
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Once a Lawn Mower, a Self-made Billionaire Makes a Lasting Gift to Virginia Tech
2. Evading sports injuries
3. Airbags lessens oppressive eye injuries
4. Backpacks cause more than just back injuries
5. Parkinsons disease as a result of Head injuries
6. Research Targets treatment for dementia and brain injuries
7. Nerve regeneration for Spinal cord injuries
8. Starvation in pregnant women can cause heart disease to their children
9. Fireworks can spell death for asthmatic children
10. Cut down TV and video games and you have less aggressive children.
11. Half of worlds children are passive smokers - damning disclosure from WHO
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:1/19/2017)... Florida (PRWEB) , ... January 19, 2017 , ... ... dollar 5,000 SF expansion and facility enhancement of their 503A compounding pharmacy located ... meet the growing demand of physicians and patients throughout the United States for ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... , ... January 19, 2017 , ... WhoHaha , ... up with the American Heart Association (AHA) to produce a three-part video series that ... will debut as part of the launch of AHA’s Healthy For Good™ movement, which ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... January 19, 2017 , ... Catalent Pharma Solutions, ... biologics and consumer health products, today announced that it will be co-hosting a ... innovative excipients and drug delivery solutions to health industries worldwide. The one day ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... January 19, 2017 , ... In ... administered fillers that resulted in severe facial disfiguration. After four frightening years of ... doctors at UCLA Medical Center, who removed the substances in a partial facial ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... January 19, 2017 , ... Ultimate Medical Academy (UMA) is ... passionate about making a difference in the lives of the next generation of ... nonprofit healthcare educational institution, has more than 30,000 alumni and employs more than ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/19/2017)... , January 19, 2017 According to a ... cryotherapy is set to witness a CAGR of 6.5% during the ... will continue to be the leading market for cryotherapy ... ... are emphasizing on ensuring affordable and adequate supply of gas in ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... BOCA RATON, Fla. , Jan. 19, 2017 ... ), a medical device company specializing in the ... conditions, such as keloids, with superficial radiation therapy, ... quarter and full year 2016 financial results on Thursday, ... The Company will hold a conference call ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... 19, 2017 Pfizer joins ... Milner Therapeutics Consortium   Major research ... Cambridge   The Milner Therapeutics ... ) as a partner to the Milner Therapeutics Consortium. ... the efficient transfer of materials between industry and academia ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: