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Volume 51, Number 9
September 2022

Wheeled recreational devices (WRDs) such as bicycles, inline skates, skateboards and scooters can cause significant morbidity and mortality. A recent study examined injuries sustained by children from WRD use and found almost half were soft tissue injuries, followed by fractures. Upper limb, and head and neck regions were the most common sites of injury. Of the patients, 38% had severe injuries with potential morbidity. Children who are heavier and of the school-going age are more prone to developing injuries from the use of WRDs. These children would benefit from protective wrist and elbow guards and helmets.

Illustration by Ashley Ting

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