Compression fractures of the vertebrae during a "bumpy" boat ride.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/205739
Title:
Compression fractures of the vertebrae during a "bumpy" boat ride.
Authors:
Chukwunyerenwa, C K; O'Rourke, P
Affiliation:
Orthopaedic Unit, Letterkenny General Hospital, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal,, Republic of Ireland. Chukwunyerenwa@yahoo.com
Citation:
Ir J Med Sci. 2010 Sep;179(3):463-4. Epub 2009 Oct 17.
Journal:
Irish journal of medical science
Issue Date:
31-Jan-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/205739
DOI:
10.1007/s11845-009-0434-1
PubMed ID:
19838640
Abstract:
INTRODUCTION: Compression fracture of the vertebrae is common, often the result of falls from height and motor vehicle accidents in the younger age groups. It can occur following minor trauma in the elderly and in those with osteoporosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We present an interesting case of compression fracture of the vertebral bodies occurring simultaneously in a couple during a boat ride while on holiday. One individual had fracture of the T8, while the other fractured the L1 vertebrae. Both injuries were treated conservatively with Taylor braces. CONCLUSION: We highlight one of the potential hazards of this recreational activity, and the almost identical fracture pattern in this couple.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Female; Fractures, Compression/*etiology/therapy; Humans; *Leisure Activities; Lumbar Vertebrae/*injuries; Male; Middle Aged; Ships; Spinal Fractures/*etiology/therapy; Thoracic Vertebrae/*injuries
ISSN:
1863-4362 (Electronic); 0021-1265 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorChukwunyerenwa, C Ken_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Rourke, Pen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-31T16:31:32Z-
dc.date.available2012-01-31T16:31:32Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-31T16:31:32Z-
dc.identifier.citationIr J Med Sci. 2010 Sep;179(3):463-4. Epub 2009 Oct 17.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1863-4362 (Electronic)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0021-1265 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid19838640en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11845-009-0434-1en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/205739-
dc.description.abstractINTRODUCTION: Compression fracture of the vertebrae is common, often the result of falls from height and motor vehicle accidents in the younger age groups. It can occur following minor trauma in the elderly and in those with osteoporosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We present an interesting case of compression fracture of the vertebral bodies occurring simultaneously in a couple during a boat ride while on holiday. One individual had fracture of the T8, while the other fractured the L1 vertebrae. Both injuries were treated conservatively with Taylor braces. CONCLUSION: We highlight one of the potential hazards of this recreational activity, and the almost identical fracture pattern in this couple.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshFractures, Compression/*etiology/therapyen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Leisure Activitiesen_GB
dc.subject.meshLumbar Vertebrae/*injuriesen_GB
dc.subject.meshMaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_GB
dc.subject.meshShipsen_GB
dc.subject.meshSpinal Fractures/*etiology/therapyen_GB
dc.subject.meshThoracic Vertebrae/*injuriesen_GB
dc.titleCompression fractures of the vertebrae during a "bumpy" boat ride.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentOrthopaedic Unit, Letterkenny General Hospital, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal,, Republic of Ireland. Chukwunyerenwa@yahoo.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen_GB
dc.description.provinceUlster-

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