Leaping fish injuries and the trauma center [podcast 70]

Fish (specifically sturgeon) leaping into the air and colliding with young human boaters are biggest stars in this week’s Improbable Research podcast. SUBSCRIBE on Play.it, iTunes, or Spotify to get a new episode every week, free. This week, Marc Abrahams  — with dramatic readings by Nicole Sharp — tells about: Injuries from leaping sturgeon—  “Sturgeons Versus Surgeons: Leaping Fish Injuries at a Level 1 Trauma Center,” Jason P. […]

Which Kinds of Products Produce Which Kinds of Genitourinary injuries When

The data in this study indicate that, on a gross society basis, male parts are more often injured by products than are female parts, and that sporting goods are often involved, though more often for younger males than older ones, and that, sporting good aside, zippers are often implicated. “Product Related Adult Genitourinary Injuries Treated […]

Liverpudlian Valentine’s Day Disco Debacle

Liverpool’s great Valentine Disco Debacle happened in 2008, and is commemorated in a medical journal report: “The University Rollerdisco: An unusual cause of a major incident,” A.J. Highcock, K. Rourke and D. Brown, Injury Extra, volume 39, issue 12, December 2008, Pages 386–388. “Rollerdisco’s are associated with a high incidence of injury, as is binge […]

Validating Pitcher Injury Theory

A new discovery regarding injuries to baseball pitchers’ elbows can be described, in round terms, as – the faster the pitch, the more likely the injury. Brandon (Brad) Bushnell M.D. (pictured) and colleagues at the Harbin Clinic Orthop(a)edics and Sports Medicine, Rome, GA. explain the background: “To our knowledge, no study has directly evaluated the […]

Score-Celebration Injuries

“Exaggerated celebrations after making a goal, such as sliding, piling up, and tackling a teammate when racing away, can result in serious injury.” Bülent Zeren, MD from the Center for Orthopaedics and Sports Traumatology, Karsiyaka, Izmir, Turkey, and Haluk H. Öztekin, MD at the Clinic of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Atatürk Research and Training Hospital, Izmir, […]

Shopping Bag Injuries

“Digital Artery Occlusion Secondary to Plastic Shopping Bag Trauma,” R. Joy, J.L. Isaacs and R.J. McCarthy, Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, vol. 89, no. 6, 2007, pp. W11–3 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1308/147870807X227755). (Thanks to Adrian Smith for bringing this to our attention.) The authors, at Torbay Hospital, Torquay, U.K., report: “Upper limb digital arterial […]