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Roller shoes are a type of sneaker that has a detachable or convertible wheel in the heel. The wearer can lean back and glide on the wheels as well as walk.
According to a study in Pediatrics, 67 children suffered broken wrists, broken bones in the arm, elbow dislocation, foot and ankle injuries, and broken leg bones in Dublin, Ireland, during the summer of 2006.
The study also found that children were most frequently injured falling backward or forward while they were shifting body weight and balancing on the wheels. Most of the injuries happened outside.
Researchers found that 20 percent of the injuries occurred the first time the child tried to use the roller shoes and 36 percent occurred while they were learning to use them.
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
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