Acute injuries in recreational and competitive surfers: incidence, severity, location, type, and mechanism.

  title={Acute injuries in recreational and competitive surfers: incidence, severity, location, type, and mechanism.},
  author={James Furness and Wayne Hing and Joe Walsh and Allan Abbott and Jeremy M. Sheppard and Mike Climstein},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  volume={43 5},
BACKGROUND There are an estimated 37 million surfers worldwide, with 2.5 million recreational surfers in Australia. The recreational activity and sport of surfing has grown dramatically since the 1960s, but scientific research has been poorly mirrored in comparison with most other mainstream sports. PURPOSE To identify the incidence, severity, location, type, and mechanism of acute injuries in recreational and competitive surfers over a 12-month period. STUDY DESIGN Descriptive epidemiology… CONTINUE READING
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