Escalators, rubber clogs, and severe foot injuries in children.

  title={Escalators, rubber clogs, and severe foot injuries in children.},
  author={Kevin Boon Leong Lim and Inn Kuang Tey and Elvin Salioc Lokino and Robert Tze-Jin Yap and Dingrin Khawn Tawng},
  journal={Journal of pediatric orthopedics},
  volume={30 5},
BACKGROUND Reports in the media suggest that escalator-related foot injuries are on the rise. Trendy, bright-colored rubber clogs have been implicated in a significant number of these incidents involving children. We review the children who sustained severe foot injuries on escalators, were wearing rubber clogs at the time of injury, and who were admitted to hospital for emergency surgery. METHODS A list of children who sustained foot injuries on escalators was generated from the hospital… CONTINUE READING
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