All-Terrain Vehicle Injuries: Are They Dangerous? A 6-Year Experience at a Level I Trauma Center after Legislative Regulations Expired

  title={All-Terrain Vehicle Injuries: Are They Dangerous? A 6-Year Experience at a Level I Trauma Center after Legislative Regulations Expired},
  author={Alvaro H Fonseca and Mims Gage Ochsner and W J Bromberg and Daisy I. Gantt},
  journal={The American Surgeon},
  pages={937 - 941}
All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) have increased in popularity and sales since 1971. This rise in popularity led to an increase in injuries resulting in voluntary industry rider safety regulations in 1988, which expired without renewal in 1998. Our purpose was twofold, to determine the incidence and severity of ATV injuries in our patient population and what, if any impact the safety regulations had. To further characterize the risk of ATV use, we compared them to a vehicle generally recognized as… 

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