A closed pelvic fracture from wheels-in-line skating

J Emerg Med. Nov-Dec 1996;14(6):711-3. doi: 10.1016/s0736-4679(96)00101-1.


Wheels-in-line skating is the fastest growing recreational sport in the United States. An estimated 105,000 in-line skating injuries received treatment in emergency departments in 1995. This article reports an unusual in-line skating injury: a closed pelvic fracture requiring hospitalization. More commonly encountered injuries are also reviewed. Although there is increasing evidence that in-line skating is associated with a significant number of injuries, protective gear remains greatly underused. It is prudent to promote the use of protective gear, which should include a helmet, wrist guards, and knee and elbow protectors.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Accidental Falls
  • Adult
  • Female
  • Fractures, Closed / diagnostic imaging*
  • Humans
  • Ilium / diagnostic imaging
  • Ilium / injuries
  • Pelvic Bones / diagnostic imaging
  • Pelvic Bones / injuries*
  • Radiography
  • Skating / injuries*