Traumatic Injuries Associated with Segways and Personal Transporters

This article will discuss how segways and other personal transporters are emerging as alternative modes of transportation that blur the distinction between pedestrian and vehicular traffic. The article reviewed the records of four patients who were traumatically injured while piloting personal transporters. All patients required hospital admission for major blunt force trauma, and three were admitted to intensive care. Two of the intensive care admissions were for neurologic monitoring of severe intracranial hemorrhage. The other intensive care patient had an extensive chest wall injury and respiratory failure resulting in a tracheostomy. The fourth patient suffered an open lower extremity fracture requiring extensive reconstructive orthopedic surgery. Surgeons should be aware of the potential serious nature of the associated injuries.

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  • Authors:
    • Vincent, Kyle B
    • Block, Ernest F
    • Black, Jonathan
  • Publication Date: 2009-8

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01144203
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 2 2009 11:18AM