Injury Prevention

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Bicycle and Sports Injuries on the Rise Among 10-14 Year-olds in our Region

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC reports that sports- and bicycle-related injuries are on the rise among children ages 10-14. Part of this surge is an overall increase in sports participation.

Additionally, as children gain independence during this stage they take greater risks, often unknowingly, while at the same time parents often reduce their oversight.

National and regional injury statistics speak to the significance of this issue.

Sources: Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, SAFE Kids Campaign, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Last Update
October 10, 2008
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Last Update
October 10, 2008
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