Annually, approximately 600 patients seek medical attention after go-kart accidents in the Netherlands. A large variability in injury patterns can be encountered. Knowledge of the trauma mechanisms of go-kart accidents and insight into the associated injuries is limited and requires improvement. Such additional knowledge may lead to customized trauma protocols for patients with a high index of suspicion on go-kart injuries. Research into trauma mechanisms may also lead to implementation of improved or additional safety measures for go-karting, involving both the go-karts itself as well as prerequisites to the go-kart tracks and qualifications for the drivers. The main trauma mechanisms involved in go-kart accidents, and three cases to illustrate the variety of injuries are described in the current manuscript.

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Surgery and Traumatology
The Open Orthopaedics Journal
Department of Surgery

van Lieshout, E., den Hartog, D., Schipper, I., & Eker, H. (2010). Trauma Mechanisms and Injuries Associated with Go-Karting. The Open Orthopaedics Journal, 4(2), 107–110. doi:10.2174/1874325001004020107