Unintentional Injuries


Lead Author(s): 

Andrew N. Pollak, MD

Supporting Author(s): 

Sylvia I. Watkins-Castillo, PhD

Unintentional injuries are tracked by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through the Injury Center, and reported at WISQARS(TM).1 Injuries kill thousands every year, and many of those who survive have life-long impairment as a result of those injuries. Musculoskeletal injuries are the most common type of injury. While much of the focus has been on injury prevention, research to alleviate the impact of major trauma from vehicular accidents, falls, sports, and war injuries, among other causes, is necessary to reduce the burden.


  • 2014

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