Lower extremity lawn-mower injuries in children

Frances A. Farley, Laura Senunas, Mary Lou Greenfield, Seth Warschausky, Randall Loder, Donald G. Kewman, Robert N. Hensinger

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Abstract

Lower extremity lawn-mower injuries in children result in significant morbidity with a significant financial burden to the family and society. We reviewed 24 children with lower extremity lawn-mower injuries; all mothers completed standardized psychologic assessments of their children, and 18 children were interviewed. Fifty percent of the mothers had defensive profiles on the standardized psychologic assessment, suggesting the likelihood of denial or under reporting of the child's psychologic difficulties. Therefore, we found the interview with the child to be a more accurate measure of psychologic distress. Prevention measures aimed at parents must emphasize that a child must not be allowed in a yard that is being mowed with a riding mower.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)669-672
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
Volume16
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

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Interviews
Morbidity

Keywords

  • Children
  • Lawn-mower injury
  • Lower extremity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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Farley, F. A., Senunas, L., Greenfield, M. L., Warschausky, S., Loder, R., Kewman, D. G., & Hensinger, R. N. (1996). Lower extremity lawn-mower injuries in children. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, 16(5), 669-672. https://doi.org/10.1097/00004694-199609000-00023

Lower extremity lawn-mower injuries in children. / Farley, Frances A.; Senunas, Laura; Greenfield, Mary Lou; Warschausky, Seth; Loder, Randall; Kewman, Donald G.; Hensinger, Robert N.

In: Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, Vol. 16, No. 5, 1996, p. 669-672.

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Farley, FA, Senunas, L, Greenfield, ML, Warschausky, S, Loder, R, Kewman, DG & Hensinger, RN 1996, 'Lower extremity lawn-mower injuries in children', Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, vol. 16, no. 5, pp. 669-672. https://doi.org/10.1097/00004694-199609000-00023
Farley FA, Senunas L, Greenfield ML, Warschausky S, Loder R, Kewman DG et al. Lower extremity lawn-mower injuries in children. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. 1996;16(5):669-672. https://doi.org/10.1097/00004694-199609000-00023
Farley, Frances A. ; Senunas, Laura ; Greenfield, Mary Lou ; Warschausky, Seth ; Loder, Randall ; Kewman, Donald G. ; Hensinger, Robert N. / Lower extremity lawn-mower injuries in children. In: Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. 1996 ; Vol. 16, No. 5. pp. 669-672.
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