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Injuries Following Segway Personal Transporter Accidents: Case Report and Review of the Literature.

Ashurst J, Wagner B - West J Emerg Med (2015)

Bottom Line: The Segway® self-balancing personal transporter has been used as a means of transport for sightseeing tourists, military, police and emergency medical personnel.This case describes a 67-year-old male who sustained an oblique fracture of the shaft of the femur while using the Segway® for transportation around his community.We also present a review of the literature.

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Affiliation: Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medicine, Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

ABSTRACT
The Segway® self-balancing personal transporter has been used as a means of transport for sightseeing tourists, military, police and emergency medical personnel. Only recently have reports been published about serious injuries that have been sustained while operating this device. This case describes a 67-year-old male who sustained an oblique fracture of the shaft of the femur while using the Segway® for transportation around his community. We also present a review of the literature.

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Oblique fracture of the proximal shaft of the femur with severe displacement and angulation.
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Mentions: Radiograph of the right femur demonstrated an oblique fracture of the proximal shaft of the femur with severe displacement and angulation (Figure). Alcohol level was 0.024% and the remainder of the trauma studies were negative. The patient was subsequently admitted to the trauma service and underwent operative fixation the next day. He was discharged to a rehab facility five days post injury.


Injuries Following Segway Personal Transporter Accidents: Case Report and Review of the Literature.

Ashurst J, Wagner B - West J Emerg Med (2015)

Oblique fracture of the proximal shaft of the femur with severe displacement and angulation.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4644037&req=5

f1-wjem-16-693: Oblique fracture of the proximal shaft of the femur with severe displacement and angulation.
Mentions: Radiograph of the right femur demonstrated an oblique fracture of the proximal shaft of the femur with severe displacement and angulation (Figure). Alcohol level was 0.024% and the remainder of the trauma studies were negative. The patient was subsequently admitted to the trauma service and underwent operative fixation the next day. He was discharged to a rehab facility five days post injury.

Bottom Line: The Segway® self-balancing personal transporter has been used as a means of transport for sightseeing tourists, military, police and emergency medical personnel.This case describes a 67-year-old male who sustained an oblique fracture of the shaft of the femur while using the Segway® for transportation around his community.We also present a review of the literature.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medicine, Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

ABSTRACT
The Segway® self-balancing personal transporter has been used as a means of transport for sightseeing tourists, military, police and emergency medical personnel. Only recently have reports been published about serious injuries that have been sustained while operating this device. This case describes a 67-year-old male who sustained an oblique fracture of the shaft of the femur while using the Segway® for transportation around his community. We also present a review of the literature.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus