Heelys and Street Gliders Injuries: A New Type of Pediatric Injury

  title={Heelys and Street Gliders Injuries: A New Type of Pediatric Injury},
  author={M. Vioreanu and E. Sheehan and A. Glynn and Noelle Casidy and M. Stephens and D. McCormack},
  pages={e1294 - e1298}
OBJECTIVES. Our goals were to highlight an increasing trend in orthopedic injuries in children as a result of “heeling” or “street gliding,” to describe injuries sustained by children using Heelys (HSL, Carrollton, TX) and Street Gliders (Glowgadgets Ltd, Bristol, United Kingdom), and to increase public awareness and prevent such injuries. PATIENTS AND METHODS. We prospectively recorded the data of all roller shoes injuries referred to our department during the summer school holiday. Using a… Expand
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