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E-scooter injuries: Not the average slip and fall

Orthopedics Today reports how an increase in the use of electric scooters also results in an increase in injuries according to experts including William M. Ricci, MD, chief of the orthopedic Trauma Service at HSS. 

“I have witnessed an increase not only in the last 2 years, but over the last 10 years, and the data supports that there are an increased number of people using e-scooters,” said Dr. Ricci. “The increased usage is probably the most influential reason for the rise in injuries. There are just more people on them and that has increased substantially over the last decade or so, and the last couple of years is just part of that curve.”

Read the full article at healio.com/news/orthopedics