Local surgeon warns of hoverboard dangers

December 31st, 2015

 When my kids first told me that hoverboards were all the rage this Christmas season, I frankly did not know what they were talking about. What came to mind was Marty McFly trying to escape his assailants in "Back to the Future II." However, while on Orthopaedic trauma call Christmas night at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, I quickly learned what this new hoverboard phenomenon was.

Unfortunately, I discovered that it was less of a phenomenon and more of an "epidemic." That night, my Orthopaedic team and partners in the emergency department evaluated a number of patients of all age groups presenting with falls off of hoverboards resulting in a variety of fractures, some even requiring surgery.

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