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Is there a link between airbags and car accident related foot and ankle injuries?

Air Bags Linked To More Foot, Ankle Trauma

Members of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) say they’ve noticed a significant increase in traumatic foot and ankle injuries among patients who survived auto accidents. The reason? Air bags.

In 1998, the federal government started requiring dual front air bags in passenger cars. Since then, several research studies have documented a corresponding increase in lower extremity injuries. Read more…

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