Table 5

Distribution of injuries sustained in different body regions in powered paragliding found in this study (χ2, p<0.001)

Body regionBody areaCasesType of injury (number of cases)TotalPercentage of all injuries
HeadHead7Concussion (3), unknown (2), contusion (1), open wound (1)187
Neck3Burn (1), C2 fracture (1), unknown (1)
Face8Fracture (4>), laceration (2), burn (1), other (1)
ChestChest7Rib fracture (2), abrasion (1), burn (1), contusion (1), open wound (1), unknown (1)72.7
Upper limbShoulder32Fracture (6), open wound (5), bruising (4), other (3), tendon injury (3), dislocation (2), laceration (2), unknown (2), abrasion (1), burn (1), contusion (1), muscle strain (1), sprain (1)11444.5
Arm26Laceration (7), burn (5), contusion (3), fracture (3), unknown (3), open wound (2), tendon rupture (1), abrasion (1), sprain (1)
Forearm11Burn (2), laceration (2), fracture (2), unknown (2), contusion (1) open wound (1), soft tissue injury (1)
Wrist8Fracture (3), contusion (2), laceration (1), other (1), sprain (1)
Elbow5Open wound (2), abrasion (1), burn (1), unknown (1)
Hand32Fracture (17; 11 with amputation), open wound (6), laceration (3), contusion (2), muscle strain (1), other (1), sprain (1), unknown (1)
AbdomenAbdomen2Contusion (1), soft tissue injury (1)20.7
BackBack25Fracture (8), unknown (8), other (3), contusion (2), abrasion (1), burn (1), muscle strain (1), open wound (1)259.7
PelvisPelvis8Fracture (4), contusion (1), internal bruising (1), muscle strain (1), other (1)83.1
Lower limbThigh13Fracture (4), contusion (2), laceration (2), open wound (2), abrasion (1), burn (1), unknown (1)8232
Knee19Contusion (4), sprain (4), laceration (2), ligament rupture (2), unknown (2), abrasion (1), dislocation (1), meniscus and ligament tear (1), muscle strain (1), other (1)
Calf17Fracture (7), burn (2), contusion (2), laceration (2), unknown (2), wound (2)
Ankle22Sprain (8), fracture (5), contusion (3), unknown (3), dislocation (1), ligament rupture (1), other (1)
Foot11Fracture (3), unknown (3), contusion (2), other (2), laceration (1)