Prevention of unintentional injuries in children

J South Orthop Assoc. Spring 1997;6(1):17-24.


This is a review article about the past and current approaches to injury prevention in children and recommendations for the future. Orthopaedic physicians who care for children must not only be knowledgeable in the care of musculoskeletal injuries, but must also be familiar with intervention strategies as the focus in medicine shifts from illness to wellness with the emphasis on population-based care.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Accident Prevention
  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Consumer Product Safety / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Health Education
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Liability, Legal
  • Politics
  • Program Evaluation
  • Risk Factors
  • United States
  • Wounds and Injuries / prevention & control*