[Roller skating accidents. A registry and questionnaire study]

Ugeskr Laeger. 2000 Jun 5;162(23):3325-8.
[Article in Danish]


At the University Hospital of Odense DK an increasing number of roller skating injuries has been observed, and a total of 283 injuries were registered in 1996. They all received a questionnaire in order to obtain information about: The differences between users of conventional and in-line roller skaters in pattern of injury, to what extent safety gear was used and occurrence of "splint-top" fractures. Eighty-seven percent were returned. It showed that "in-liners" and conventional roller skaters showed no statistical differences in pattern of injury. Accidents occurred at low speed. Twenty-nine percent used protective gear. There was a significantly lower rate of injuries to the hand and wrist when wrist guards were used. Splint-top fractures were not observed. Increasing experience seems to lower the incidence of fractures. An increase in the use of protective gear seems to occur following an injury.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Athletic Injuries / epidemiology*
  • Athletic Injuries / etiology
  • Athletic Injuries / prevention & control
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Denmark / epidemiology
  • Female
  • Fractures, Bone / epidemiology
  • Fractures, Bone / etiology
  • Fractures, Bone / prevention & control
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Protective Devices
  • Registries
  • Skating / injuries*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Wrist Injuries / epidemiology
  • Wrist Injuries / etiology
  • Wrist Injuries / prevention & control