In-line Skating (Wrist Injuries)

In-line skating has taken the country by storm....and it looks like fun.....but..........

The New England Journal of Medicine reports a study of 206 people injured during in-line skating.

The authors found that the most common site in the body which was injured was the wrist.

Those injuries accounted for one-third of all the injuries.

The skaters who did not wear wrist guards had ten times as many injuries as those who did.

If this is a sport which you or your child enjoys, make sure all the proper protective gear is worn, especially wrist guards.

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