Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/122672
Title:
Lap belt injuries in children.
Authors:
McGrath, N; Fitzpatrick, P; Okafor, I; Ryan, S; Hensey, O; Nicholson, A J
Citation:
Lap belt injuries in children., 103 (7):216-8 Ir Med J
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Jul-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/122672
PubMed ID:
20845604
Abstract:
The use of adult seat belts without booster seats in young children may lead to severe abdominal, lumbar or cervical spine and head and neck injuries. We describe four characteristic cases of lap belt injuries presenting to a tertiary children's hospital over the past year in addition to a review of the current literature. These four cases of spinal cord injury, resulting in significant long-term morbidity in the two survivors and death in one child, arose as a result of lap belt injury. These complex injuries are caused by rapid deceleration characteristic of high impact crashes, resulting in sudden flexion of the upper body around the fixed lap belt, and consequent compression of the abdominal viscera between the lap belt and spine. This report highlights the dangers of using lap belts only without shoulder straps. Age-appropriate child restraint in cars will prevent these injuries.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Accidents, Traffic; Child; Child, Preschool; Female; Humans; Infant; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Male; Seat Belts; Spinal Cord Injuries; Spinal Fractures
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMcGrath, Nen
dc.contributor.authorFitzpatrick, Pen
dc.contributor.authorOkafor, Ien
dc.contributor.authorRyan, Sen
dc.contributor.authorHensey, Oen
dc.contributor.authorNicholson, A Jen
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-22T14:54:21Z-
dc.date.available2011-02-22T14:54:21Z-
dc.date.issued2010-07-
dc.identifier.citationLap belt injuries in children., 103 (7):216-8 Ir Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid20845604-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/122672-
dc.description.abstractThe use of adult seat belts without booster seats in young children may lead to severe abdominal, lumbar or cervical spine and head and neck injuries. We describe four characteristic cases of lap belt injuries presenting to a tertiary children's hospital over the past year in addition to a review of the current literature. These four cases of spinal cord injury, resulting in significant long-term morbidity in the two survivors and death in one child, arose as a result of lap belt injury. These complex injuries are caused by rapid deceleration characteristic of high impact crashes, resulting in sudden flexion of the upper body around the fixed lap belt, and consequent compression of the abdominal viscera between the lap belt and spine. This report highlights the dangers of using lap belts only without shoulder straps. Age-appropriate child restraint in cars will prevent these injuries.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAccidents, Traffic-
dc.subject.meshChild-
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschool-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshInfant-
dc.subject.meshMagnetic Resonance Imaging-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshSeat Belts-
dc.subject.meshSpinal Cord Injuries-
dc.subject.meshSpinal Fractures-
dc.titleLap belt injuries in children.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen

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