Acta Scientific Orthopaedics (ISSN: 2581-8635)

Review Article Volume 5 Issue 4

Analysis and Assessment of Injuries Resulting from Electric Scooter - A Review Article

Abhishek Thanuja Jayadhar1*, Vineet Trivedi2, Roshan Chirakkal3, Dheeraj Panchaksharam Selvarajan1 and Ashwin Unnithan4

1Junior Doctor at Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospital, Guildford St, Lynne, Chertsey, United Kingdom
2Senior Clinical Fellow Trauma and Orthopaedics Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospital, Guildford St, Lynne, Chertsey, United Kingdom
3Clinical attachment doctor, Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospital, Guildford St, Lynne, Chertsey, United Kingdom
4Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospital, Guildford St, Lynne, Chertsey, United Kingdom

*Corresponding Author: Abhishek Thanuja Jayadhar, Junior Doctor at Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospital, Guildford St, Lynne, Chertsey, United Kingdom.

Received: February 10, 2022; Published: March 30, 2022


We have noted the changing patterns of injuries which are resulting from the usage of electric scooters, since its introduction since 2014 it has gained popularity both because of its ease and its low economic burden, this had led to a surge in its usage which range between 4 years to 74 years, this wide age group in usage have resulted in a varied patterns of injuries which we have evaluated and discussed in this paper we have noted that the Head injuries are commonest followed by Upper Limb injuries, the risk of serious intra-abdominal injuries are on a high as the speed of these vehicles have increased leading to an acceleration and deceleration pattern of trauma.

We have noted that with increasing age group and with more patients on anticoagulant therapy the complexity of trauma increases, the higher risk of rib fracture, liver lacerations and splenic injuries are on an increase and it is a matter of concerns as most of these vehicles operate on the pavements which increases the risk of injury to the pedestrians infact there are studies which have documented the increasing number of susceptible pedestrians.

We at our center at ASPH which is a tertiary frame unit for the region have been referred with patients around the region with an atypical tibial plateau fracture in younger age groups which we mostly see in high-speed road accidents, this has led to a higher number of circular frame surgeries in our unit.

Keywords: E Scooter; Injuries; UK legal issues


  1. Badeau A., et al. “Emergency department visits for electric scooter-related injuries after introduction of an urban rental program”. American Journal of Emergency Medicine 8 (2019): 1531-1533.
  2. Tuncer S., et al. “Notes on the practices and appearances of e-scooter users in public space”. Journal of Transport Geography 85 (2020): 102702.
  3. Trivedi TK., et al. “Injuries Associated With Standing Electric Scooter Use”. JAMA Network Open1 (2019): e187381.
  4. Aizpuru M., et al. “Motorized scooter injuries in the era of scooter-shares: A review of the national electronic surveillance system”. American Journal of Emergency Medicine 6 (2019): 1133-1138.
  5. Beck S., et al. “Emergency department impact following the introduction of an electric scooter sharing service”. Emergency Medicine Australasia 3 (2020): 409-415.
  6. Farley KX., et al. “Estimated Incidence of Electric Scooter Injuries in the US From 2014 to 2019”. JAMA Network Open8 (2020): e2014500.
  8. Moftakhar T., et al. “Incidence and severity of electric scooter related injuries after introduction of an urban rental programme in Vienna: a retrospective multicentre study”. Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery 141 (2021): 1207-1213.
  9. Liew Y., et al. “New peril on our roads: a retrospective study of electric scooter-related injuries”. SMEDJ 2 (2020): 92-95.
  10. Coelho A., et al. “Electric Scooter-Related Injuries: A New Epidemic in Orthopedics”. Journal of Clinical Microbiology15 (2021): 3283.
  11. Kleinertz Holger., et al. “Accident Mechanisms and Injury Patterns in E-Scooter Users”. Deutsches Arzteblatt International 8 (2021): 117-121.
  12. Puzio TJ., et al. “The electric scooter: A surging new mode of transportation that comes with risk to riders”. Traffic Injury Prevention2 (2020): 175-178.
  13. Brownson Anna., et al. “Electric scooter injuries at Auckland City Hospital”. The New Zealand Medical Journal 132 (2019): 62-72.
  14. Störmann P., et al. “Characteristics and Injury Patterns in Electric-Scooter Related Accidents—A Prospective Two-Center Report from Germany”. Journal of Clinical Microbiology5 (2020): 1569.
  15. Genc Yavuz B., et al. “Analysis of electric scooter injuries admitted to the emergency service”. Irish Journal of Medical Science (2021).


Citation: Abhishek Thanuja Jayadhar., et al. “Analysis and Assessment of Injuries Resulting from Electric Scooter - A Review Article".Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 5.4 (2022): 121-126.


Copyright: © 2022 Abhishek Thanuja Jayadhar., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Acceptance rate33%
Acceptance to publication20-30 days

Indexed In

News and Events

  • Certification for Review
    Acta Scientific certifies the Editors/reviewers for their review done towards the assigned articles of the respective journals.
  • Submission Timeline for Upcoming Issue
    The last date for submission of articles for regular Issues is June 25, 2024.
  • Publication Certificate
    Authors will be issued a "Publication Certificate" as a mark of appreciation for publishing their work.
  • Best Article of the Issue
    The Editors will elect one Best Article after each issue release. The authors of this article will be provided with a certificate of "Best Article of the Issue"
  • Welcoming Article Submission
    Acta Scientific delightfully welcomes active researchers for submission of articles towards the upcoming issue of respective journals.

Contact US