Management of lower extremity riding lawn mower injuries in children.

L. Kroening, Jon Davids

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Abstract

Eight children are injured by riding lawn mowers every day. The child, usually a bystander or passenger on the mower, can sustain life-threatening and limb-threatening injuries. Multidisciplinary care must be available to manage the numerous issues presented by the unique circumstance of a child with a severe injury in the acute and chronic settings. Whether the limb is salvaged or amputated, the ultimate goal is optimal functional outcome for the patient. We have developed a team approach to address these injuries from their onset until patient maturity, maximizing our ability to achieve this goal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)29-37
Number of pages9
JournalOrthopaedic nursing / National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses
Volume19
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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