Study Shows Most Of Surfing Injuries Involve Knee Or Shoulder

Study Shows Most Of Surfing Injuries Involve Knee Or Shoulder

Over the past couple of years, surfing has garnered popularity, with around 2.6 Million recreational surfers across the U.S. The attempts are in progress to incorporate cutthroat surfing in the Olympics. Nonetheless, the number of reports on injuries related to surfing is restricted and does not reflect the trend in popularity, as per researchers at HSS (Hospital for Special Surgery). Harry “Tate” Greditzer—Radiologist at HSS and enthusiastic surfer—carried a study to find out the types of orthopedic injuries a recreational surfer can sustain and how repeatedly the surgery is required. The main reason for the study was to exemplify MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) outlines of acute surfing-related impairment. Secondarily, the intention was to report the percentage of those injuries that needed orthopedic surgical intervention.” The study was published in the journal Sports Health.

Dr. Greditzer along with colleagues discovered that shoulder injuries were the most normal, followed by knee injuries. During the research, almost 17% of patients needed surgery for any type of surfing injury. The researchers noted that earlier surfing studies from various regions of the world have shown the occurrence of injuries with the location, type, and severity, but the outcomes had been variable highly. On investigation, the researchers found that acute surfing injuries were identified with an MRI in 72% of study patients. The injuries reported were shoulder (46%), knee (28%), foot or ankle (9%), spine (6%), elbow (6%), and other like rib fracture, muscle laceration or muscle strain (5%).

On a similar note, recently, a study showed that eScooter-related (electric motorized scooter) injuries have surged over time. (eScooter)-related injuries have surged over time and are mostly linked with alcohol and illegal substance use, as per research issued in the journal Trauma Surgery & Acute Care Open. Leslie M. Kobayashi—from the UCSD (University of California San Diego) Health System—along with colleagues carried a retrospective case series examination of patients admitted due to eScooter-related injuries from September 1, 2017, to October 31, 2018, after widespread launch of these devices in September 2017.

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