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

Abstract

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

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Citation

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

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.




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