Sledging in childhood: just harmless fun?

J G Cooper, J S Thomson, A J Cooper

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Sledging is one of the most enjoyed winter pastimes. In Britain the arrival of snow is usually heralded by an exodus of children to the local parks and hills. However, sledging can result in serious injury and attendance to the accident and emergency (A&E) department. Sledging accidents frequently involve children and can be fatal.1 The aim of this study was to establish the number of sledging related injuries presenting to our paediatric A&E department and to study the cause and patterns of these injuries to see if any preventative measures may reduce the number of accidents.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)538-539
Number of pages2
JournalEmergency Medicine Journal
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2003


  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Emergency Service, Hospital
  • Female
  • Hospitalization
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Patient Acceptance of Health Care
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Scotland
  • Skiing


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