Sledding injuries

Ann Emerg Med. 1980 Mar;9(3):131-3. doi: 10.1016/s0196-0644(80)80267-8.

Abstract

Sixty-one sledding accidents presenting to two Philadelphia-area hospitals during a three-week period were reviewed. The majority of injuries were contusions and abrasions. Eight patients required hospitalization: four had abdominal injury. One patient with multiple trauma was pronounced dead on arrival. The physics of sledding and possible mechanisms of injury are discussed.

MeSH terms

  • Abdominal Injuries / etiology
  • Acceleration
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Athletic Injuries / etiology*
  • Athletic Injuries / physiopathology
  • Biophysical Phenomena
  • Biophysics
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Contusions / etiology
  • Craniocerebral Trauma / etiology
  • Female
  • Fractures, Bone / etiology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Sports*
  • Sprains and Strains / etiology