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  1. The epidemiology, spectrum and socio-economic impact of Motocross injuries in children in UKPoster # P260 • Sahu A • Upadhyay V • Sharma R • Fagg PS Doncaster Royal Infirmary Doncaster, U.K.

  2. MOTOCROSS INJURIES IN CHILDRENMr Ajay Sahu My disclosure is in the Final Program Book and in the AAOS database I have no potential conflicts with this presentation

  3. Material and Methods • Doncaster home to 2 Motocross parcs in 20 miles • Children under 16 presenting to Emergency department • Retrospective analysis of 61 patients’ case notes • A postal questionnaire used to collect information • Non responders contacted by telephone

  4. Age and Sex distribution • Participants as young as 6 years get on the track • Mean age 12.1 years; Range 7 – 15 years.

  5. Age of start and Experience Age at start of sport • Experience Range 2 – 14 years (Mean age 8.3 years)

  6. Mode of injury

  7. Injury Spectrum

  8. Treatment offered Surgical intervention in admitted Pts

  9. Length of admission in hospital School days lost

  10. Willingness to return to sport Residual disability

  11. Concerns • Increasing number of children affected • Significant morbidity (722 school days lost, mean 12.7 days per child) • Sport becoming increasingly popular but lacks stringent guidelines and regulation • Guardians consent to grievous hurt • Robust licensing by Auto Cycle Union (ACU) and Amateur Motocross Association (AMCA) • Inadequately trained marshals on tracks

  12. Recommendations • Regular Track rading & maintenance • Strict bike scrutiny events • More trained marshals • Control overcrowding • Segregation on tracks • Strict participation in races restricted to >10 yrs old