Hong Kong Med J 1997;3:131-4 | Number 2, June 1997
Orthopaedic ice-skating injuries in a regional hospital in Hong Kong
CK Lam, WY Leung, WC Wu, J Lam, FK Ip
Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, 3 Lok Man Road, Chai Wan, Hong Kong
Ice-skating is a popular sport in Hong Kong. Since the opening of our hospital, we have observed a special pattern of injury related to ice-skating. Individuals have had a wide range of injuries including fractures and deep tissue lacerations, many of which have needed operative intervention. Public awareness of the risks remains low. The pattern and mechanisms of injury, management modalities, and contributing factors to the injuries are discussed. Preventive measures and socioeconomic implications are also discussed.
Key words: Skating injuries; Health education; Primary prevention
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