ROSEMONT, Ill., Oct. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For many Americans, it's tradition to embrace spooky occurrences
This Halloween, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) urge you to stay alert to potential injury-causing dangers.
Research from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) shows between 2007 and 2016, more than 704,000 injuries were reported in U.S. emergency departments among children 18 and younger on and around Halloween. Common injuries included head and hand injuries.
EXPERT ADVICE"It's essential that parents talk to kids about the importance of safety while trick-or-treating in their neighborhoods," said pediatric orthopaedic surgeon and AAOS spokesperson L. Reid Boyce Nichols, MD. "A common danger is traffic. Both children and adults should always be aware of their surroundings, avoid distracted walking and watch out for traffic."
SAFETY TIPSThe AAOS and POSNA offer the following trick-or-treating safety tips:
More Information about the AAOS
With more than 38,000 members, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is the world's largest medical association of musculoskeletal specialists. The AAOS provides educational programs for orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals, champions and advances the highest quality musculoskeletal care for patients, and is the authoritative source of information on bone and joint conditions, treatments and related issues.
Visit AAOS, at:Newsroom.aaos.org for bone and joint health news, stats, facts, images and interview requests.ANationinMotion.org for inspirational patient stories, and orthopaedic surgeon tips on maintaining bone and joint health, avoiding injuries, treating musculoskeletal conditions and navigating recovery.Orthoinfo.org for patient information on hundreds of orthopaedic diseases and conditions.Facebook.org/AAOS1Twitter.com/AAOS1Instagram/AAOS_1
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SOURCE American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
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