Thoracolumbar fractures associated with the use of personal watercraft.

  title={Thoracolumbar fractures associated with the use of personal watercraft.},
  author={Avshalom Carmel and Michael J. Drescher and Yosef Leitner and Rueven Gepstein},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  volume={57 6},
BACKGROUND Personal watercraft (PWC) are in widespread and growing use. Injuries involving PWC have been reported, but to date no report has focused on spine injuries as a result of this activity. METHODS We report a retrospective case series of spinal injuries related to the use of PWC that we term "wave-jumper's fracture." RESULTS From 1995 to 1999, eight patients suffered spinal fracture after operating PWC. The mechanism of injury was of a "hard landing" on the seat of the PWC after… CONTINUE READING