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[Injuries caused by parasailing].

  title={[Injuries caused by parasailing].},
  author={M. Geyer and M. Beyer},
  journal={Der Unfallchirurg},
  volume={92 7},
The new sport of parasailing seems to be set to go through the same stages of enthusiasm, disillusionment and consolidation as hang gliding did some years ago. The high number of injuries we see in our clinic, which is in one of the areas of Germany where parasailing is most popular, shows that the phase of enthusiasm is still in full swing. A total of 48 injuries sustained during parasailing and treated in our clinic within 6 months were analyzed with reference to causes, patterns, and… 
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