Journal article

Lawn mower injuries in children: A 30-year experience

Anh Nguyen, Simon Raymond, Vanessa Morgan, Julian Peters, Kirstie Macgill, Bruce Johnstone

ANZ JOURNAL OF SURGERY | WILEY | Published : 2008

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Lawn mowers cause severe injuries that are particularly devastating to children. This study analyses the patterns and trends in lawn mower injuries involving children referred to Victoria's principal children's hospital. METHODS: A retrospective review of the patient medical records at the Royal Children's Hospital (Melbourne) Victoria, Australia was carried out. The series included all patients admitted for lawn mower injury during the 30-year period spanning 1975-2004. RESULTS: Lawn mower injuries treated at Royal Children's Hospital were severe and included partially amputated limbs. Overall, admissions for lawn mower injury generally decreased over time from n = 26 in the 197..

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