Water Tubing Injuries on the Rise
There has been a marked increase in the number of injuries related to water tubing in the last two decades, according to a new study.
Water tubing is a popular recreational activity in which riders sit in an inner tube that is pulled behind a boat.
Science Daily reports that researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital found that the annual number of water tubing injuries increased 250 percent between 1991 (2,068 injuries) and 2009 (7,216 injuries).
The vast majority of water tubing injuries occurred in the summer time. The study pointed out that the top causes of injury involved impact with the water (49 percent) or contact with another water-tubing participant (16 percent), according to the study.
The most frequently injured body parts? The head (27 percent) and upper extremities (24 percent), reports Science Daily. Sprains and strains accounted for 27 percent of injuries, followed by soft tissue injuries at 20 percent.
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