A Prospective Study of Kitesurfing Injuries

@article{Nickel2004APS,
  title={A Prospective Study of Kitesurfing Injuries},
  author={C. Nickel and O. Zernial and V. Musahl and U. Hansen and T. Zantop and W. Petersen},
  journal={The American Journal of Sports Medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={32},
  pages={921 - 927}
}
Background To date, the pattern and rate of kitesurfing injuries are largely unclear. Hypothesis The pattern and rate of kitesurfing injuries are comparable to that of contact sports such as football and soccer. Study Design Prospective study. Methods The study was conducted over a 6-month period of 1 season and included 235 kitesurfers. Results The number of self-reported injuries was 124, for an overall self-reported injury rate of 7 per 1000 hours of practice. One fatal accident (polytrauma… Expand
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