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Pitfalls of bungee jumping. Case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9833835     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of cervical spine injury related to bungee jumping is presented. Surgical intervention resulted in resolution of the patient's quadriparesis. The incidence of serious injury connected with this pastime is not inconsiderable, and it is recommended that safer jumping practices be followed. Inspection of bungee equipment and certification of instructors is now voluntary but should be mandated. Jumping heights should be limited and the use of air cushions encouraged.
D Louw; K K Reddy; C Lauryssen; G Louw
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurosurgery     Volume:  89     ISSN:  0022-3085     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Neurosurg.     Publication Date:  1998 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-12-08     Completed Date:  1998-12-08     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0253357     Medline TA:  J Neurosurg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1040-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Neurological Surgery, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland 97201-3098, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Athletic Injuries / diagnosis*,  etiology,  surgery
Dangerous Behavior*
Intervertebral Disk Displacement / diagnosis*,  etiology,  surgery
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Spinal Cord Compression / diagnosis*,  etiology,  surgery

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