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Operators Of All-Terrain Vehicles Are At High Risk For Severe Injuries To The Jawbone And Face

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September 21, 1998
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American Academy Of Otolaryngology-Head And Neck Surgery
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Two West Virginia otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeons have conducted a retrospective review of 153 patients with all-terrain vehicle accidents to assess the severity of injuries to the jawbone and face. The conclusions of their research effort provide evidence which recommends increased aged-based restrictions and formal training requirements in the use of this vehicle as well as wearing helmets and alcohol avoidance.

San Antonio, TX -- The use of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) is minimally regulated by the federal government and most state agencies. Consequently, a number of operators assume that the medical risks associated with the use of this recreational vehicle are minimal. Two West Virginia otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeons have conducted a retrospective review of 153 patients with all-terrain vehicle accidents to assess the severity of injuries to the jawbone and face. The conclusions of their research effort provide evidence which recommends increased aged-based restrictions and formal training requirements in the use of this vehicle as well as wearing helmets and alcohol avoidance.


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American Academy Of Otolaryngology-Head And Neck Surgery. "Operators Of All-Terrain Vehicles Are At High Risk For Severe Injuries To The Jawbone And Face." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 21 September 1998. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/09/980919121509.htm>.
American Academy Of Otolaryngology-Head And Neck Surgery. (1998, September 21). Operators Of All-Terrain Vehicles Are At High Risk For Severe Injuries To The Jawbone And Face. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 18, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/09/980919121509.htm
American Academy Of Otolaryngology-Head And Neck Surgery. "Operators Of All-Terrain Vehicles Are At High Risk For Severe Injuries To The Jawbone And Face." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/09/980919121509.htm (accessed April 18, 2014).

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