Skateboarding risks and injury stats infographic

There isn't a lot of data on skateboarding injuries out there, mostly bits and pieces in various sites. I gathered all the stats I could find in this infographic.

The major take-away for me was that wrist guards and staying away from traffic can really improve one's odds of staying in one piece. Enjoy, and don't break a leg!

skateboarding risks and injury stats inforgraphic


Notes:
-This infograph presents data from various years and periods within the last decade. When there was data available from multiple years, I used their average.
-In the "fracture locations" section, the total of all the percentages add up to 86%. The remaining 14% is all the other bones combined.

Data sources:
-https://www.statista.com/statistics/191308/participants-in-skateboarding-in-the-us-since-2006/
-https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24774038
-http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=a00273
-http://physioworks.com.au/Injuries-Conditions/Activities/skateboarding-injuries
-http://5ones.com/shred-or-die-breaking-down-skateboarding-injuries-graphic/
-http://www.dropintoskateboarding.com/stats.php

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