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Titre du Document
An epidemic of roller-blade injuries in children
Auteur(s)
O'FARRELL D. A. ; RIDHA H. M. ; KEENAN P. ; ...
Résumé
Roller blading is a new and increasingly popular leisure activity in many countries. We reviewed 110 consecutive patients with roller-blade injuries between 1 January and 30 June 1996. The patients ranged from 4 to 14 years in age (mean 6.5 years). Eighty-three (75.4%) sustained injuries to the upper limb and 27 (24.5%) injured the lower limb. Fifty-six patients were girls and 54 were boys. Of the 110 patients, 79 (72.7%) sustained fractures, 28 (25.4%) soft tissue injuries and 3 (2.7%) dislocations. Eighty-three (75.4%) of the patients wore no protective equipment on the limbs. Four months following injury 103 (93.6%) patients were fully recovered. The mean duration of school absence was 3 days. Subsequently 101 children returned to using roller-blades following injury. Seventy-three (66.3%) of these now use protective equipment. We found that injuries were unrelated to age or duration of roller-blading experience or to the brand-name of roller blades used, and that most of our patients wore no protective equipment at the time of injury.
Editeur
Elsevier
Identifiant
PMID : 9764237 ISSN : 0020-1383 CODEN : INJUBF
Source
Injury A. 1997, vol. 28, n° 5-6, pp. 377-379 [bibl. : 5 ref.]
Langue
Anglais
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