In recent studies, it was found that there is a rise in the neck and head injuries using cell phones. The damages include cuts, fractures, and bruises. The cases that are registered in the U.S. emergency room treatment this week are cell phone injuries. Many people are using cell phones while driving and walking on roads and putting their lives at stake.
A plastic surgeon has a patient who injured her nose by dropping the iPhone on the face. According to Dr. Boris Paskhover, who is working in the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, the majority of the cases he dealt with are cell phone injuries. He firmly thinks that this is the need of the hour to take this problem seriously. When Paskhover and other people analyzed the 20 years of emergency room data, it got found that there is a rise in the number of cell phone injuries since 2006, i.e., ever since the Smartphones have taken the technology world by storm.
There are a few injuries caused due to dropping on phones accidentally on their faces. Also, people are getting prone to injuries due to texting while walking on roads, tripping, falling on the way by focusing on the mobile. Though the patients are not injured severely, this case has to be taken seriously. There is a study where the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission database has gathered information of the U.S. Emergency room of 100 hospitals. It is distressing to note that around 2500 patients prone to head and neck injuries due to the usage of phones while driving and walking on roads from 1998 to 2019. Though the cell phone injury cases were low till 2006, it started to increase since then. The majority of people who were injured were 13 to 29 years old.