Trauma Mechanisms and Injuries Associated with Go-Karting
The Open Orthopaedics Journal , Volume 4 - Issue 2 p. 107- 110
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.
|Surgery and Traumatology|
|The Open Orthopaedics Journal|
|Organisation||Department of Surgery|
van Lieshout, E.M.M, den Hartog, D, Schipper, I.B, & Eker, H.H. (2010). Trauma Mechanisms and Injuries Associated with Go-Karting. The Open Orthopaedics Journal, 4(2), 107–110. doi:10.2174/1874325001004020107