More than 9000 children per year are injured by lawn mowers in the USA

There are more than 9,000 children in the United States who are treated in hospitals for lawnmower accidents. The latter is a very important tool to speed up the work of shaving the grass, but being an object with mechanically operated blades can be dangerous in the presence of children.

According to recent research presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) conference, this type of injury is more common in rural areas than in urban areas. Ronit Shah, a medical student at the University of Toledo, annually takes or treats thousands of children in hospital emergency rooms for injuries and injuries caused by lawnmower accidents.

The researcher analyzed injuries to patients aged 1-18 years from 2005 to 2017 caused by lawnmower injuries in 49 U.S. hospitals. Accidents included relatively high amputation rates and complications such as surgery and infection.

The researcher also found that children under 10 years of age had a higher amputation rate than children over 10 years of age. According to the researchers, further public communication efforts are needed to combat this type of accident, which is clearly underestimated.