Musculoskeletal trauma in four-wheeled all-terrain vehicles.

Luis A. Rios-Reboyras, Jorge E. Grovis, Norman Ramirez, Charles Zierenberg, Antonio Otero, Fernando E. Vilella

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Abstract

A longitudinal study of four-wheeled all-terrain vehicle-related musculoskeletal injuries requiring orthopedic surgery was performed. Avoidable risk factors such as alcohol intake, lack of helmets, inexperience, and excess speed were identified. This study also shows that the quantity, severity, cost, and frequency of preventable accidents while riding continue to be the same as prior to a Consent Decrees issued by the Consumer Products Safety Commission > 10 years ago.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1079-1082
Number of pages4
JournalOrthopedics
Volume25
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2002

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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Rios-Reboyras, L. A., Grovis, J. E., Ramirez, N., Zierenberg, C., Otero, A., & Vilella, F. E. (2002). Musculoskeletal trauma in four-wheeled all-terrain vehicles. Orthopedics, 25(10), 1079-1082.