WTHR-TV: Dr. Catherine King Discusses Backpack Injuries

It’s an essential part of the back-to-school supply list — a backpack. But according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, from 2017 to 2019, an estimated annual average of 7,500 kids under 19 years old were treated in emergency rooms for injuries related to backpacks. Northwest Radiology Musculoskeletal Radiologist Dr. Catherine King talked with WTHR-TV about what injuries are caused by heavy and improperly-fitting backpacks and what you can do to prevent those injuries.