Spine Fractures in Winter Sports

@article{Reid1989SpineFI,
  title={Spine Fractures in Winter Sports},
  author={D. Reid and L. Saboe},
  journal={Sports Medicine},
  year={1989},
  volume={7},
  pages={393-399}
}
SummaryIn a 7-year review of 1,447 spine fractures, 202 (14%) were due to sporting or recreational causes, of which 84 (42%) were associated with paralysis. This high incidence of catastrophic injury is second only to motor vehicle accidents. Snowmobiling (10%), skiing (5%), tobogganing (5%) and ice hockey (3%) accounted for approximately one-quarter of these injuries. Snowmobile injuries rose steadily over this period, and the main contributing factors were alcohol, poor lighting, young age… Expand
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