Skeletal trauma in skateboard injuries

Am J Dis Child. 1978 Aug;132(8):751-2. doi: 10.1001/archpedi.1978.02120330023004.


Thirty fractures resulting from skateboarding have been treated in the past six months at the Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit. Although there have been no serious or unusual injuries, this represents a substantial increase over the previous year. Awareness of the hazards of this sport is the first step in reducing the frequency and seriousness of these injuries. As a result of our experience, safety guidelines for skateboarding are recommended for the parents of enthusiasts. We hope adherence to these guidelines will greatly reduce the number of injuries.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Athletic Injuries / epidemiology
  • Athletic Injuries / etiology*
  • Athletic Injuries / prevention & control
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Fractures, Bone / epidemiology
  • Fractures, Bone / etiology*
  • Fractures, Bone / prevention & control
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Michigan