ERIC Number: EJ651396
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: 0
Windsurfing Injuries: Added Awareness for Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention.
Rosenbaum, Daryl A.; Dietz, Thomas E.
Physician and Sportsmedicine, v30 n5 p15-16,21-22,24 May 2002
With proper training and safety precautions, windsurfing is relatively safe, but its unique equipment and unpredictable environmental conditions can produce serious injuries. Clinicians may see fall-related ankle injuries, tarsometatarsal injuries, or anterior shoulder dislocations; chronic low-back pain from torso stress; skin lacerations; and sun damage. Physicians must stress safety via proper equipment use, protective gear, and sunscreen. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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