Preventable childhood injuries

J Pediatr Orthop. Oct-Nov 2012;32(7):741-7. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0b013e31824b753c.


Background: This is a literature review generated from The Committee on Trauma and Prevention of Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America to bring to the forefront 4 main areas of preventable injuries in children.

Methods: Literature review of pertinent published studies or available information of 4 areas of childhood injury: trampoline and moonbouncers, skateboards, all-terrain vehicles, and lawn mowers.

Results: Much literature exists on these injuries.

Conclusions: Preventable injuries occur at alarming rates in children. By arming the orthopaedist with a concise account of these injuries, patient education and child safety may be promoted.

Level of evidence: 3.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Accidents / statistics & numerical data*
  • Accidents, Home / prevention & control
  • Accidents, Home / statistics & numerical data*
  • Athletic Injuries / epidemiology*
  • Athletic Injuries / prevention & control
  • Child
  • Humans
  • North America
  • Off-Road Motor Vehicles / statistics & numerical data
  • Patient Education as Topic
  • Play and Playthings / injuries
  • Skating / injuries
  • Sports Equipment