Pediatric musculoskeletal injuries associated with recreational motorized vehicle use: Do more wheels mean a safer ride?

Grant D. Hogue, Ryan Rose, Robert L. Wimberly, Anthony I. Riccio

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Abstract

This study will identify differences in musculoskeletal injury between pediatric riders of four-wheel all-terrain and motorized two-wheel (motorbike) vehicles who were presented to a pediatric trauma center from 2005 to 2011. Musculoskeletal injuries, protective equipment use, and associated injuries were compared. The rate of orthopedic injury in children with all-terrain vehicle-related emergency department visits was 42% (153 injuries/334 patients) versus 72% (123/170) for motorbike-related trauma (P<0.001). Motorbike riders were more likely to use protective equipment (P<0.0001); however, they sustained a higher number of lower extremity fractures (P=0.0003), wrist fractures (P=0.03), and tibia/fibula shaft fractures (P=0.03).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)139-142
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics Part B
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 6 2015

Keywords

  • all-terrain vehicle
  • fracture
  • helmet
  • injury
  • motorbike
  • off-road recreational vehicle
  • pediatric
  • protective equipment
  • trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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