Title

Unique Obstacle Race Injuries at an Extreme Sports Event: A Case Series

Publication/Presentation Date

11-7-2013

Abstract

Obstacle course endurance events are becoming more common. Appropriate preparedness for the volume and unique types of injury patterns, as well as the effect on public health these events may cause, has yet to be reported in emergency literature. We describe 5 patients who presented with diverse injuries to illustrate the variety of injuries sustained in this competitive event. In particular, 4 of the patients had a history of contact with electrical discharge, an obstacle distinctive to the Tough Mudder experience.

Volume

63

Issue

3

First Page

361

Last Page

366

ISSN

1097-6760

Disciplines

Emergency Medicine | Medical Specialties | Medicine and Health Sciences

PubMedID

24239287

Department(s)

Department of Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine Faculty, Department of Emergency Medicine Residents, USF-LVHN SELECT Program Students

Document Type

Article