South Florida

Hoverboard Injuries Soaring: Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Hoverboard injuries have been soaring in South Florida since the holiday season, according to officials at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

The hospital has treated 54 combined patients with injuries related to hoverboards from December 15 to January 9. The orthopedic team has treated 42 children for fractures in that time, hospital officials said.

The injuries include spinal fractures, facial lacerations, head trauma with concussion and contusions.

Doctors and patient families are holding a press conference later Wednesday to talk about the dangers.

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