Electric scooters are an extremely popular means of transport, but the number of accidents has increased.
This is due to the lack of clear regulation, and the reckless use by users. Almost no one wears helmets while riding. That’s why studies and publications are increasing due to the number of injures.
The study focused on injuries treated in a department of oral and maxillofacial surgery, and compared incidences and types of injury incurred between e-scooter crashes and bicycle crashes.
Why to use safety gear while using e-scooters?
All victims of e-scooter crashes who were treated in the department of oral and maxillofacial surgery were included and compared with a group of patients from bicycle crashes. include type of fracture, soft tissue and dental affection, necessity of inpatient or outpatient treatment, the use of helmets, and the time of admission.
The findings presented in this study show that the e-scooters seems to carry a higher risk of severe facial injuries than the use of bicycles. Therefore, a broad and visible awareness campaign seems necessary to encourage helmet usage .
E-scooter injuries can go beyond a skinned knee or bruised hip.Severe injuries, including bone fractures, ligament tears, bleeding, head injuries, and even traumatic brain injuries.
Reference Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery on 23 June 2022
"E-scooter-related craniomaxillofacial injuries compared with bicycle-related injuries – A one-year single-center experience"
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