Injuries in sailboard enthusiasts.

D. P. McCormick, A. L. Davis

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This study was carried out to determine the rate and types of injuries experienced by boardsailors. Results derive from: (a) a review of hospital medical records for water sports injuries, and (b) a questionnaire-interview of 73 athletes windsurfing on waters in the Galveston area during a hurricane and in moderate and light wind conditions. Windsurfers reported 0.22 injuries per 1,000 participant hours. Seventy-six per cent of athletes reported injuries while boardsailing, but only 15 per cent reported significant injuries. The most common reported injuries included lacerations, jellyfish stings, abrasions, muscle strain, sunburn, contusions, and blisters. A small number of athletes reported ligament sprain, ear infection, knee injury, eye injury, and splinters. The large majority of injuries reported are preventable by wearing protective gear, applying sunscreen, avoiding overpowering winds, and selecting safe sailing areas. Four per cent of water-sport injuries requiring hospitalisation resulted when epileptic water-sports participants had a seizure in or near the water.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)95-97
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Sports Medicine
Volume22
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1988

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Wounds and Injuries
Water
Athletes
Athletic Injuries
Sunburn
Sprains and Strains
Eye Injuries
Cyclonic Storms
Sunscreening Agents
Knee Injuries
Hospital Records
Contusions
Lacerations
Bites and Stings
Blister
Ligaments
Sports
Medical Records
Ear
Seizures

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  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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McCormick, D. P., & Davis, A. L. (1988). Injuries in sailboard enthusiasts. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 22(3), 95-97.

Injuries in sailboard enthusiasts. / McCormick, D. P.; Davis, A. L.

In: British Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol. 22, No. 3, 09.1988, p. 95-97.

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McCormick, DP & Davis, AL 1988, 'Injuries in sailboard enthusiasts.', British Journal of Sports Medicine, vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 95-97.
McCormick DP, Davis AL. Injuries in sailboard enthusiasts. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 1988 Sep;22(3):95-97.
McCormick, D. P. ; Davis, A. L. / Injuries in sailboard enthusiasts. In: British Journal of Sports Medicine. 1988 ; Vol. 22, No. 3. pp. 95-97.
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