Parachuting injuries: a study of 110,000 sports jumps.

  title={Parachuting injuries: a study of 110,000 sports jumps.},
  author={N Ellitsgaard},
  journal={British journal of sports medicine},
  volume={21 1},
  • N Ellitsgaard
  • Published 1987 in British journal of sports medicine
A study was undertaken to examine the type, location, incidence and mechanism of injury sustained by amateur parachutists in Denmark during a five-year-period. A total of 110,000 parachute jumps resulted in six (0.005%) fatalities and 155 (0.14%) cases, requiring medical treatment. The latter group sustained 176 injuries of which 36.9% were significant soft tissue lesions and 63.1% fractures. Landing is the most dangerous part of the parachuting procedure, causing 83.8% of the accidents, while… CONTINUE READING

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