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Spectrum of all-terrain vehicle injuries in adults: a case series and review of the literature

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dc.contributor.author Concannon, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.author Hogan, Aisling
dc.contributor.author Lowery, Aoife J.
dc.contributor.author Ryan, Ronan S
dc.contributor.author Khan, Waqar
dc.contributor.author Barry, Kevin
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-20T08:10:53Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-20T08:10:53Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/5026
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract INTRODUCTION: Serious injury secondary to all terrain vehicle usage has been widely reported since the 1970s. All-terrain vehicles (ATV) or ‘quad bikes’ are four wheeled vehicles used for agricultural work, recreation and adventure sport. Data collected in the U.S. indicates that ATV related injury and fatality is increasing annually. PRESENTATION OF CASES: This case series describes 3 cases of significant ATV related trauma in adults presenting to one regional hospital in the West of Ireland over a 12 month period. DISCUSSION: Epidemiology, mechanisms of injury, spectrum of injury in adults and preventative measures to reduce the number of ATV related injuries and fatalities are discussed here with a review of the literature. CONCLUSION: A paucity of research outside of North America is highlighted by this case series. Mandatory reporting of ATV related injury, educational, training and legislative measures are suggested as injury prevention strategies. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Journal of Surgery Case Reports;3, pp. 222-226
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijscr.2012.01.012
dc.subject ATV en_US
dc.subject all-terrain vehicle en_US
dc.subject quad bike en_US
dc.subject off road motor vehicle en_US
dc.subject prevention of ATV injury en_US
dc.subject adult trauma en_US
dc.title Spectrum of all-terrain vehicle injuries in adults: a case series and review of the literature en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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