[Playground accidents--fractures in the hip region]

Ugeskr Laeger. 1991 Apr 8;153(15):1065-6.
[Article in Danish]


In order to illustrate the severity of accidents with playground equipment, two cases of fractures in the hip region in children are presented. Both accidents occurred when the children fell on hard surface without the necessary shock absorbing properties as recommended by the Danish Standards. It should be impossible for a child falling accidentally from playground equipment to attain deceleration levels exceeding 50 G at the impact with the underlying surface.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Accidental Falls / prevention & control*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Denmark
  • Femoral Fractures / etiology*
  • Hip Fractures / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Play and Playthings*