All-Terrain Vehicle Injuries in Children

  title={All-Terrain Vehicle Injuries in Children},
  author={Richard Kirkpatrick and William Puffinbarger and J. A. Sullivan},
  journal={Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics},
Purpose: All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) were introduced in the early 1970s. Injury rates in children and adolescents were alarming. The Consumer Products Safety Commission 2002 annual report revealed 5239 deaths attributed to ATVs between 1982 and 2002. One third (n = 1706) involved children younger than 16 years. The Consumer Products Safety Commission entered into a 10-year decree with ATV manufacturers in 1988 in an attempt to decrease ATV injuries and deaths. The purpose of this study was to… 

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