The Doctor Is In: Cincinnati Children's MD offers advice as spring comes in & lawn mowers come out

CINCINNATI - Hear that? With spring comes the call of the grasslands that make up Tri-State yards. Not far behind: The rumble of lawn mowers. While many a weekend warrior takes great pleasure in this particular rite of spring, it comes with the risk of injuries.

Dr. Junichi Tamai, a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center , says the danger zone is not always obvious to the person operating the lawnmower.  

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More about Dr. Tamai:

  • Board Certified: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • 2002 to present: Cincinnati Children's Division of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Also serves as Director, Physician Assistant Program
  • Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati Department of Pediatrics 
  • Education: MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1996
  • Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, The George Washington University Medical Center, 2001
  • Fellowship: Pediatric Orthopaedics,The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2002
  • Check out Dr. Tamai on

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