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Ring avulsion injuries and the basketball player.
  1. B R Pynn,
  2. T P Bartkiw,
  3. H M Clarke
  1. Hospital For Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


    As basketball increases in worldwide popularity, more epidemiological data on injury rate and type will be documented. A serious ring avulsion injury (Urbaniuk Class I) is here reported in an adolescent incurred while attempting a slam dunk. The management of this injury is discussed as well as safety concerns for coaches and supervisory staff.

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