Doctors warn parents about treadmill burn injuries in kids – CBS Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Doctors at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center say they’ve seen an increase in patients with treadmill burns.

“There’s been a huge spike in the number of people exercising at home, buying home exercise equipment, not going to the gym, not being active outdoors, so I think looking at the data of We feel like that might be contributing to the problem we’re seeing,” said Dr. Alejandro Garcia, a pediatric surgeon at the children’s center.

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Sarah Beckman visited the Hopkins center after her 3-year-old daughter Hazel suffered burns from their treadmill in October.

“She was trying to get her arm between the treadmill and the physiotherapist,” says Beckman.

Hazel’s 6-year-old brother pulled her arm away and she suffered a 4-inch friction burn.

Her mother said: ‘It was white, which I didn’t expect, and had very little blood.

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First, the Beckmans took Hazel to the urgent care center and was told to apply antibiotic ointment to the burn. But two days later, her wound was not improving at all. So the family drove three hours from their home in State College, Pennsylvania to Hopkins.

Hazel was bandaged to cover her burns, and doctors began to monitor her and work with her on physical therapy.

Dr Garcia said: “She had the deepest third degree burn, full thickness.

Parents should remove the safety key from the treadmill to turn on the treadmill.

“I want parents to understand that there are safety devices on these treadmills that they can pull out so they can’t accidentally turn in,” he says.

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Parents can also unplug the treadmill when not in use. Doctors warn parents about treadmill burn injuries in kids – CBS Baltimore

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