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Norman Ma, Sarah Mills, Craig McBride, Roy Kimble, Michael Redmond
BACKGROUND: Skateboarding is a popular recreation among children and adolescents. Injuries that result in presentation to emergency departments are varied including head injuries. The study aims to assess the type and severity of neurological damage to the brain and spine in children from injuries incurred while using a skateboard. METHODS: After obtaining Ethics approval, a retrospective case review was performed of all admissions to all Brisbane, Australia public hospital neurosurgery departments of children 18 years and less who experienced injuries to the brain and spine for the years 2010-2014...
March 6, 2018: ANZ Journal of Surgery
Marco Daverio, Franz E Babl, Ruth Barker, Dario Gregori, Liviana Da Dalt, Silvia Bressan
OBJECTIVES: Helmets use has proved effective in reducing head trauma (HT) severity in children riding non-motorised recreational vehicles. Scant data are available on their role in reducing concussive symptoms in children with HT while riding non-motorised recreational vehicles such as bicycles, push scooters and skateboards (BSS). We aimed to investigate whether helmet use is associated with a reduction in acute concussive symptoms in children with BSS-related-HT. METHODS: Prospective study of children <18 years who presented with a BSS related-HT between April 2011 and January 2014 at a tertiary Paediatric Emergency Department (ED)...
January 22, 2018: Brain Injury: [BI]
Andrew D Sobel, Daniel B Reid, Travis D Blood, Alan H Daniels, Aristides I Cruz
Hoverboards pose a significant risk of musculoskeletal injury to pediatric riders. A prospectively enrolled cohort yielded 9 pediatric patients injured while riding hoverboards in 2016. Eight of the injuries involved the upper extremity, and one involved the lower extremity. No riders wore any safety equipment and injury patterns modeled those seen in skateboard riders.
November 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
Derek P Axibal, Justin J Mitchell, Meredith H Mayo, Jorge Chahla, Chase S Dean, Claire E Palmer, Kristen Campbell, Armando F Vidal, Jason T Rhodes
BACKGROUND: Historically, bicycle accidents were described as the most common mechanism for pediatric anterior tibial spine fractures (ATSFs). There is a paucity of current literature examining the demographic factors associated with these injuries. The purpose of this cohort study was to characterize the epidemiology of ATSFs presenting to a single tertiary referral pediatric hospital. METHODS: A consecutive cohort of 122 pediatric patients with ATSFs between 1996 and 2014 were reviewed...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
A E Kattan, F AlShomer, A K Alhujayri, M Alfowzan, K A Murrad, H Alsajjan
BACKGROUND: Several recreational activities such as roller skating, skateboarding, and scooter riding create the risk for hand injuries, which are the fourth most commonly injured body part in relation to their use. Seymour first identified a specific pattern of digit injury as an open fracture affecting the distal phalangeal physis associated with nail avulsion from the eponychial fold. In this article, we report a series of Seymour fractures associated with misuse of the newly emerging recreational/transportation vehicle, the hoverboard...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Kai B Dallas, David Guo, Catherine Harris, Christopher Elliott, Jeffrey Sung, Jennifer Abidari
Our patient suffered a perineal straddle injury, resulting in right cavernosal artery pseudoaneurysm in combination with a cavernosal-urethral fistula. The urethra failed to heal after several weeks, and the patient presented with severe intermittent urethral bleeding. The pseudoaneurysm was successfully treated by coil embolization, with resolution of the bleeding. The patient recovered completely, with normal erectile and voiding function. This type of injury is very rare in the literature: traumatic cavernosal arterial pseudoaneurysm is known to cause high flow priapism, but in this case additional cavernosal-urethral fistula resulted in a severe urethraggia...
May 29, 2017: Urology
Masanori Tsubosaka, Takeshi Makino, Shin-Ichiro Kishimoto, Kohei Yamaura
INTRODUCTION: Sleeve fractures of the patella are rare fractures that only occur in children. The diagnosis is difficult both clinically and radiologically since the distal bony fragment may be too small to be detectable by radiography. A high-riding patella and hemarthrosis are important signs of sleeve fractures. CASE REPORT: A 12-year-old boy was admitted to the emergency room after having felt a severe pain in his left knee on kicking the ground while skateboarding earlier that day...
November 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
Homa Sadeghian, Brian Nguyen, Nhan Huynh, Joshua Rouch, Steven L Lee, Shahrzad Bazargan-Hejazi
CONTEXT: Up to 75% of skateboarders and snowboarders admitted to the hospital sustain head injuries. It is unclear why not all children and teenagers wear helmets while snowboarding and skateboarding given the protection they afford. OBJECTIVES: To report on the prevalence of, and factors associated with, skateboarding and snowboarding in injured children and to explore factors that influence helmet use, head injury, and hospitalization in this sample. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study of skateboard- and snowboard-associated injuries from 2003 to 2012 among individuals younger than age 18 years using National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) data from approximately 100 hospitals...
2017: Permanente Journal
Brianna L Siracuse, Joseph A Ippolito, Peter D Gibson, Kathleen S Beebe
INTRODUCTION: The hoverboard, a self-balancing powered scooter, was introduced to the market in 2015 and quickly became one of the most popular purchases of the year. As with similar products, this scooter brought a host of concerns surrounding injuries. The purpose of this study is to determine the incidence of injuries that coincided with the popularity of hoverboard. METHODS: The National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) was queried from 2011 through 2015 for injuries related to scooters/skateboards, powered (product number, 5042), which includes the hoverboard...
March 27, 2017: Injury
Benjamin H Groh, Jasmin Flaschka, Markus Wirth, Thomas Kautz, Martin Fleckenstein, Bjoern M Eskofier
Motion visualization is an attractive way to provide support for a range of recreational and competitive sports. In skateboarding, sensor technology in particular can help visualization systems capture the motion of athletes to provide relevant information to athletes, judges, and spectators. This article describes the authors' proposed application of a 9D inertial-magnetic measurement unit (IMMU) based real-time trick classification and visualization system. It also reports on a survey they conducted with skateboarders that asked about the usefulness, acceptance, and future ideas of such a system...
September 2016: IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications
Andrew H Schapiro, Neil U Lall, Christopher G Anton, Andrew T Trout
BACKGROUND: Self-balancing electric scooters, commonly known as hoverboards, are a new and popular consumer item with recognized fall hazards. The spectrum of injuries associated with hoverboard use has not been studied. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to determine the spectrum of radiologically apparent injuries associated with hoverboard use. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all imaging studies interpreted at our institution for hoverboard-related injuries during an 8-month period...
April 2017: Pediatric Radiology
Bernardo Barcellos Terra, Tannus Jorge Sassine, Guilherme de Freitas Lima, Leandro Marano Rodrigues, David Victoria Hoffmann Padua, Anderson de Nadai
Fractures of the radial head and radial neck correspond to 1.7-5.4% of all fractures and approximately 30% may present associated injuries. In the literature, there are few reports of radial head fracture with posterior interosseous nerve injury. This study aimed to report a case of radial head fracture associated with posterior interosseous nerve injury. CASE REPORT: A male patient, aged 42 years, sought medical care after falling from a skateboard. The patient related pain and limitation of movement in the right elbow and difficulty to extend the fingers of the right hand...
November 2016: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
Dafney L Davare, Chauniqua Kiffin, Rafael Sanchez, Seong K Lee, Eddy H Carrillo, Andrew A Rosenthal
Lung herniation (LH) is a rare clinical entity involving the protrusion of lung outside the thoracic cage. It has a variety of etiologies and clinical presentations, making diagnosis difficult. We present a case of a 20-year-old male who reported pleuritic pain after falling from a skateboard. Evaluation through computed tomography (CT) scanning of the chest revealed an anterior lung hernia associated with rib fractures. This case emphasizes the need for clinicians to include lung herniation in the differential diagnosis of patients with trauma and inexplicable or persistent pulmonary issues...
2016: Case Reports in Medicine
Fabio Campodonico, Francesco Paparo, Tiziana Calcagno, Giacomo Capponi, Giuseppe Conzi
OBJECTIVE: Kidney is the most commonly injured organ of the genitourinary tract after trauma. Half of blunt renal injuries are caused by traffic accidents, but sport activities are also included as frequent causes. Skatebording is popular among young people but it deserves being considered a potential cause of severe injuries. A number of published medical reports mainly refer to bone, joint and head injuries but no cases have been reported on urologic or kidney trauma. METHODS: We present two cases of renal trauma in adolescent males occurred while doing skateboarding...
November 2016: Archivos Españoles de Urología
Lara B McKenzie, Erica Fletcher, Nicolas G Nelson, Kristin J Roberts, Elizabeth G Klein
BACKGROUND: The goal was to examine the patterns and trends of skateboarding-related injuries sustained by children and adolescents in the United States. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted using data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System for children and adolescents 5-19 years of age treated in emergency departments for injuries associated with skateboards from 1990 through 2008. RESULTS: An estimated 1 226 868 children/adolescents (95 % CI: 948 733-1 505 003) were treated in emergency departments for skateboarding-related injuries from 1990 through 2008, an average of 64,572 cases per year...
December 2016: Injury Epidemiology
André Klostermann, Philip Küng
PURPOSE: This study aimed to further the knowledge on gaze behavior in locomotion by studying gaze strategies in skateboard jumps of different difficulty that had to be performed either with or without an obstacle. METHOD: Nine experienced skateboarders performed "Ollie" and "Kickflip" jumps either over an obstacle or over a plane surface. The stable gaze at 5 different areas of interest was calculated regarding its relative duration as well as its temporal order...
March 2017: Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport
Benjamin R Thomas, Michael Lafasakis, Vicki Spector
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of behavioral skills training (BST) on the skateboarding skills of an 11-year-old male with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). BST was used in a multiple-probe across skills design to teach five target skateboarding skills. Imitation of an additional skill was also assessed outside of BST sessions. The overall percentage of correct skateboarding skills improved following BST. Performance gains were stable in probes across settings, and additional imitations increased across the study...
December 2016: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Balazs Varszegi, Denes Takacs, Gabor Stepan, S John Hogan
A simple mechanical model of the skateboard-skater system is analysed, in which the effect of human control is considered by means of a linear proportional-derivative (PD) controller with delay. The equations of motion of this non-holonomic system are neutral delay-differential equations. A linear stability analysis of the rectilinear motion is carried out analytically. It is shown how to vary the control gains with respect to the speed of the skateboard to stabilize the uniform motion. The critical reflex delay of the skater is determined as the function of the speed...
August 2016: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
Y Xi, D J Hu, W W Yao, M Li
OBJECTIVE: To accelerate the detection rate and accuracy of diagnosis in damage imaging of Lisfranc joint through research on the information of X-ray, CT, and MR imaging of tarsometatarsus joint (also called Lisfranc joint) damage. METHODS: A total of 153 cases of tarsometratisus damage or Lisfranc ligamentous injury patients were chosen during November 2012 to November 2015. Lisfranc injuries were classified according to the Myerson fracture displacements classification and Nunley-Vertullo low-grade injury classification...
July 5, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
Silvia Bressan, Marco Daverio, Ruth Barker, Charlotte Molesworth, Franz E Babl
OBJECTIVE: This study examines clinical characteristics and helmet use of children presenting to the ED with a recreational vehicle (RV)-related head injury (HI). METHODS: Observational retrospective study of children <18 years presenting with a RV-related HI to the ED of a state-wide paediatric trauma centre in Australia between April 2011 and January 2014. RESULTS: In the 647 presentations identified, corresponding to 7.5% (95% CI 7...
August 2016: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
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