Doctors see spike in hoverboard-related injuries

Doctors on Long Island are seeing a spike in injuries stemming from the popular hoverboard gadgets.

Doctors on Long Island are seeing a spike in injuries stemming from the popular hoverboard gadgets. (1/11/16)

PLAINVIEW - Doctors on Long Island are seeing a spike in injuries stemming from the popular hoverboard gadgets.

A 12-year-old boy from Plainview fell off his hoverboard just a day after receiving it. The fall left him with several wrist fractures.

Dr. Mitchell Keschner, an orthopedist in Plainview, says he has seen 20-30 patients in the past six months, all of whom have suffered hoverboard-related injuries.

Keschner says parents should make sure their kids are wearing helmets and even wrist and knee guards to help prevent injuries.

Riding should  be limited to smooth, indoor surfaces to limit the risk of falls on uneven pavement.

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