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Written by Els Smet
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Patterns of injury of mounted and unmounted equestrians

Equestrian injury and subsequent hospitalization is common, with 18.7 injuries per 100 000 horse-related interactions. This study aims to investigate the patterns of injury in mounted and unmounted equestrians.

This study of injuries in mounted and unmounted equestrians show different patterns of injury, both in cause as well as location of injury. The study advises further measures to improve the safety in interactions between horse and riders, and advocates that improvements in helmets and their use can result in as much as a 40% absolute risk reduction in head injuries.

> From: Carmichael et al., Injury Int.J. Care Injured 45 (2014) 1479-1483. All rights reserved to Elsevier. Click here for the online summary.

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