In the United States, approximately 9400 children younger than 18 years receive emergency treatment annually for lawn mower-related injuries. More than 7% of these children require hospitalization, and power mowers cause a large proportion of the amputations during childhood. Prevention of lawn mower-related injuries can be achieved by design changes of lawn mowers, guidelines for mower operation, and education of parents, child caregivers, and children. Pediatricians have an important role as advocates and educators to promote the prevention of these injuries.
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Electronic Article| June 01 2001
Technical Report: Lawn Mower-Related Injuries to Children
Pediatrics (2001) 107 (6): e106.
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Gary A. Smith, the Committee on Injury and Poison Prevention; Technical Report: Lawn Mower-Related Injuries to Children. Pediatrics June 2001; 107 (6): e106. 10.1542/peds.107.6.e106
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