Characteristics of water skiing-related and wakeboarding-related injuries treated in emergency departments in the United States, 2001-2003.

@article{Hostetler2005CharacteristicsOW,
  title={Characteristics of water skiing-related and wakeboarding-related injuries treated in emergency departments in the United States, 2001-2003.},
  author={Sarah Grim Hostetler and Todd L Hostetler and Gary A. Smith and Huiyun Xiang},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={33 7},
  pages={1065-70}
}
BACKGROUND Water skiing and wakeboarding are popular sports with high potential for injury due to rapid boat acceleration, lack of protective gear, and waterway obstacles. However, trends in water skiing- and wakeboarding-related injuries in the United States have not been described using national data. HYPOTHESIS The number of injuries, injury diagnoses, and body regions injured vary by sport. STUDY DESIGN Descriptive epidemiology study. METHODS Data regarding water skiing- and… CONTINUE READING

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