n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Case report : the perils of bodyboarding




Extracted from text ... 292 CASE REPORT In Australia, as here, bodyboarding is very popular, along with surfing. Apart from the risk of shark attack and jellyfish stings, it is probably regarded as a relatively safe sport. However, a report from Australia shows that there can be dangers associated with this fun pastime. Kelvin Choo, John Hansen and Deborah Bailey reported the case of 3 adolescents who sustained major blunt abdominal injuries while bodyboarding in Queensland. The first case was that of a 14-year-old boy who was 'dumped' by a wave onto a sandbank. His board was driven into his upper abdomen. Over ..


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