Tricycle Accidents and the ER

Tricycle Accidents and the ER

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 158 , Segment 6

Episode: World Events, Fashion in National Archives, Tricycle Accident

  • Oct 13, 2015 9:00 pm
  • 14:00 mins

Guest: Hany Atallah, M.D., Chief of Emergency Medicine in the Grady Health System and Associate Professor at Emory University School of Medicine  Tricycles send upwards of 5,000 toddlers to the ER each year. They cause head injuries and damage to the bladder. Elbows are the most common fracture seen among these young patients. With three wheels, a tricycle is more stable than a bicycle and it’s supposed to be a lot safer for kids in the 1 to 3-year range. But a study of childhood injuries recently published in the journal “Pediatrics” paints a different picture.

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