Lawn Mower Injuries in Children
Hand & Wrist Broken Bones & Injuries - Adelaide Orthopaedic Specialist
Because modern lawn mowers are easy to use, children and adolescents are often charged with the chore of mowing the lawn. However, both push and ride-on lawnmowers are powerful machines, and can cause severe and life threatening injuries. Contact with engine parts and blades can result in burns, broken bones, cuts, and even amputation.
Lawn mower injuries vary widely in severity, and should be seen by a medical professional as soon as possible to assess whether a conservative or surgical approach is best. Immediate medical intervention is the best way to ensure the best chance of full recovery.
Dr James McLean provides consultation and various treatments for lawn mower injuries in children and a wide variety of other hand and wrist conditions in his multiple practice locations in Adelaide and Darwin. With his extensive experience in treating upper limb conditions, he works with his patients to create tailored treatment plans which yield the best possible outcomes for their injuries. Click here for more information on other conditions involving the shoulder, hand, wrist, and elbow which Dr James McLean has a special interest in treating.
This page was adapted from https://orthoinfo.aaos.org/en/diseases--conditions/lawn-mower-injuries-in-children: click the link to read more about the condition. To find out more about lawn mower injuries in children or to book a consultation, contact Dr James McLean.