Scroto-abdominal impalement injury in a skateboard rider

J Emerg Med. Jul-Aug 1990;8(4):419-21. doi: 10.1016/0736-4679(90)90168-u.


The injuries sustained by skateboard riders vary from minor cuts and abrasions to fractures. This report describes a unique injury sustained by a young skateboard rider who was impaled on a metal rod. Literature review of over 1,254 skateboard injuries did not reveal any other instances of penetrating abdominal trauma.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abdominal Injuries / etiology*
  • Abdominal Injuries / therapy
  • Child
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Scrotum / injuries*
  • Skating / injuries*
  • Wounds, Penetrating / etiology*
  • Wounds, Penetrating / therapy