Table 2.

Selected Equipment-related Injuries

SportEquipmentInjury Cause and Injury Type
BicyclingBike center bar10 straddle injuries from falls
 4 labial/scrotal/penile open wounds
 3 labial/scrotal/penile contusions
 2 vulvar*/scrotal hematomas
 1 testicular rupture*
Tire release8 injuries from falls due to tire release
 3 open head wounds
 2 closed head injuries
 2 facial contusions
 1 extremity contusion
Handlebars14 injuries from striking against handlebars
 6 contusions
 5 lacerations
 1 closed head injury
 1 intraabdominal trauma
 1 finger fracture
SoccerGoal post4 injuries from striking goal post
 3 closed head injuries
 1 arm contusion
Baseball/SoftballBaseball bat11 injuries being struck by bat in sport
 3 open head wounds
 2 facial fractures
 2 closed head injuries
 2 arm fractures
 1 scalp contusion
 1 extremity contusion
Baseball31 injuries from being struck by baseball
 8 open head wounds
 5 eye injuries
 4 hand fractures
 4 hand sprains
 3 closed head injuries
 3 hand contusions
 2 facial fractures
 1 leg contusion
 1 chest contusion
BasketballBackboard and pole5 injuries being struck by falling backboard or pole
 3 head lacerations
 1 head contusion
 1 leg fracture*
17 injuries from striking basketball pole
 8 extremity contusions
 4 open head wounds
 2 hand fractures
 2 torso contusions
 1 head contusion
Basket rim8 injuries from striking basket rim
 5 hand fractures
 2 hand lacerations
 1 hand abrasion
FootballHelmet48 injuries from being struck by helmet
 19 contusions
 13 fractures
 9 sprains/strains
 5 lacerations
 2 extremity effusions
Football pole11 injuries from striking pole
 3 open head wounds
 2 closed head injuries
 3 extremity contusions
 1 leg sprain
 1 head contusion
 1 penile laceration
  • * Injury for which patient was hospitalized.

  • There were an additional 11 baseball bat injuries of unclear circumstances and intent and 30 baseball bat injuries by assault (see text).