The remarkable rise in popularity of mini scooters has been accompanied by an increase in the number of foot and ankle injuries. We have observed unique pediatric foot injuries related to the use of mini scooters. An association may be present linking the design of the mini scooter and the riding practices of children. We report on two unique midfoot injuries in children occurring with mini scooter use and discuss how these foot injuries may be related to scooter design and children’s riding practices. Safety guidelines aimed at the prevention of foot and ankle injuries while riding mini scooters are outlined.
Keywords: Mini scooters; midfoot injuries; tarsometatarsal joint; Lisfranc injuries