Unique Obstacle Race Injuries at an Extreme Sports Event: A Case Series
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.
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Greenberg, M., Kim, P., Duprey, R., Jayant, D., Steinweg, B., Preiss, B., & Barr, G. (2014). Unique obstacle race injuries at an extreme sports event: a case series. Annals Of Emergency Medicine, 63(3), 361-366. doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2013.10.008
Emergency Medicine | Medical Specialties | Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine Faculty, Department of Emergency Medicine Residents, USF-LVHN SELECT Program Students