Skateboarding Injuries

  title={Skateboarding Injuries},
  author={Jodi L. Fountain and Michael Clinton Meyers},
  journal={Sports Medicine},
SummarySkateboarding has experienced intermittent periods of popularity since the 1960s. Along with this popularity, there have been concomitant increases in numerous types of injuries. Most documented cases occur in boys aged from 10 to 14 years, with injuries ranging from minor cuts and abrasions to multiple fractures and, in some cases, even death. Although head injuries account for approximately 3.5 to 9% of all skateboarding injuries, fractures of both upper and lower extremities account… 

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  • Jones
  • Education, Medicine
  • 2018
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