Navigation Links
Falls, Not Gunshot, May Be Hunters' Biggest Threat
Date:11/5/2010

FRIDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Falls from tree stands are the leading cause of hunter-related injuries, according to an Ohio State University study.

Researchers analyzed 130 hunting-related trauma admissions at two Ohio hospitals over 10 years and found that 50 percent of injuries were caused by falls, and 92 percent of those falls were from tree stands.

Among the other findings:

  • Gunshot wounds accounted for 29 percent of injuries.
  • Drugs and alcohol together accounted for less than 10 percent of injuries.
  • Most of the hunters who fell were not wearing safety harnesses.
  • Of those who fell, 59 percent had fractures.
  • Surgery was performed for 81 percent of fall-related injuries.
  • Permanent neurological damage was suffered by 8.2 percent of the hunters who fell.

While this study was conducted in Ohio, the high risk of falls applies to hunters across the country, the researchers said.

The study was recently published in the journal the American Surgeon.

More information

The American College of Emergency Physicians offers safety tips for hunters.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Ohio State University, news release, Nov. 1, 2010


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Sanford Health Announces Sanford Children's Clinic in Klamath Falls, OR
2. MyDietShopz.com Announces Biggest Losers Contest - Share Your Story To Inspire Others
3. AntiBiggestLoser.com; New Blog Takes Aim at Worldwide Reality TV Show, "The Biggest Loser"
4. New developments in nanotechnology tackle the 2 biggest problems associated with chemotherapy
5. Young Men and Elderly Women at Biggest Risk for Shoulder Dislocations
6. Seattle Suttons Healthy Eating Sponsoring The Biggest Loser Chicago Casting Call
7. Summit seeks to spark call to action on facing worlds biggest challenges
8. Summit Seeks to Spark Call to Action on Facing Worlds Biggest Challenges
9. The biggest winners: Summer campers
10. Worlds biggest study on cell phones and brain cancer inconclusive
11. 'Biggest Mantra Directory on the Internet' for Downloading Mantras for Stress Management, Partnerships and Money Free of Cost
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Falls, Not Gunshot, May Be Hunters' Biggest Threat 
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... Conventional wisdom preaches the benefits of moderation, whether it’s ... setting the bar too high can result in disappointment, perhaps even self-loathing. However, those ... goal. , Research from PsychTests.com reveals that behind the tendency to ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Marcy was in a crisis. Her son James, eight, was out of control. Prone to ... , “When something upset him, he couldn’t control his emotions,” remembers Marcy. “If there ... my other children and say he was going to kill them. If we were ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Comfort Keepers® of San Diego, CA ... the Road To Recovery® program to drive cancer patients to and from their cancer ... ensure the highest quality of life and ongoing independence. Getting to and from ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... The ... recognize Dr. Barry M. Weintraub as a prominent plastic surgeon and the network’s ... the world, and the most handsome men, look naturally attractive. Plastic surgery should ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Venture Construction Group (VCG) ... held on June 20th at the Woodmont Country Club at 1201 Rockville Pike, Rockville, ... dedicated to helping service members that have been wounded in battle and their families. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... 2016 Research and Markets ... Electronics 2015-2025: Applications, Technologies, Forecasts" report to ... In-Mold Electronics, Smart Skin, Structural Health Monitoring, Composite ... Structural electronics involves electronic and/or electrical components and ... dumb structures such as vehicle bodies or conformally ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... June 24, 2016 Research and Markets ... for Companion Diagnostic Tests" report to their offering. ... Companion Diagnostics The World Market for Companion ... medicine diagnostics. Market analysis in the report includes the following: ... (In Vitro Diagnostic Kits) by Region (N. America, EU, ROW), ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... KNOXVILLE, Tenn. , June 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... market providing less invasive and more durable cerebrospinal ... million in funding.  The Series-A funding is led ... the Lighthouse Fund, and other private investors.  Arkis, ... less-invasive neurosurgical instrumentation and the market release of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: