COVID-19 Update

Wisconsin Bone and Joint is committed to developing a protocol to help stop the spread of the virus within our office.

Effective 3/16/2020, we will remain open to provide care for urgent and post-operative patients.  If you have a non-urgent or elective issue we will be calling to reschedule your appointment.

The health and wellbeing of our patients and staff are very important.  If you or someone you know are experiencing symptoms of fever, dry cough, or shortness of breath, or you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, please call to cancel your appointment.

This is an evolving situation, please check back often for updates.

Thank you,

Wisconsin Bone and Joint, S.C.

Scooter Related Injury Prevention

Prevention

Scooters, both foot-propelled and electric, are a popular way for kids of all ages to get around. In 2009, more than 67,000 visits were made to hospital emergency rooms for injuries related to scooters, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. 

 

Of these, more than 59,000 were related to foot-propelled scooters.

For many, scooter related injury prevention is possible if you follow the safety tips below. Most importantly, no matter your age or level of experience, when riding a scooter you should wear a helmet to protect your head from injury.

 

  • Children under the age of 8 years should not use scooters.
  • Know the basic skills of the activity and understand how the steering and brakes work.
  • Wear a helmet, wrist protectors, and knee and elbow pads.
  • Wear proper shoes.
  • Avoid riding downhill on steep hills, slippery or uneven surfaces, and crowded walkways or streets.
  • Do not ride a scooter at night.
  • Avoid tricks and stunts.

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