Orthopaedic practice offers ATV safety tips

Rocky Mountain Orthopaedic Associates in Grand Junction has compiled a list of safety tips designed to help prevent injuries on all-terrain vehicles.

“We see  a number of ATV-related injuries in our orthopaedic clinic. Many of these are preventable with knowing proper safety protocol for riding an ATV. We know that ATVs are fun, but they can be dangerous if someone isn’t familiar with out to ride them,” said Mike Zamora, outreach coordinator for Rocky Mountain Orthopaedic Associates.

The group urges ATV riders to follow safety tips from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, including the use of helmets, eye production, boots, gloves, long paints and long-sleeved shirts. In addition, riders should stay off paved roads. Children under 16 should stay off adult-sized ATVs. Riders, especially first-time riders, should get training from a qualified instructor.

Rocky Mountain Orthpaedic Associates offers a range of services related to the diagnoses, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and diseases of the bones, joints and muscles. For more information, visit www.rmodocs.com.