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Lawnmower injuries a persistent source of serious injury and high costs, new study affirms

from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine via Medical Xpress

In what Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers call an unusually comprehensive analysis of nationwide data, they conclude that the rate of lawnmower injuries persists at close to 6,400 a year, most of them requiring surgery and hospitalization, and costing an average of $37,000 per patient. For the entire study population, most of the injuries were lacerations (46.7 percent), fractures (22.4 percent) and amputations (21.5 percent). The most common injury locations were wrist or hand (65.4 percent) and foot or toe (19.8 percent). more

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