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Skimboarding: a new danger in the surf?
  1. M R Williams,
  2. R J Poulter,
  3. E D Fern
  1. Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust, Truro, Cornwall, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
 M R Williams
 Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, UK; mrwilliams{at}


Skimboarding is an increasingly popular activity on the beach. Over a six week period we saw 10 patients with fractures or dislocations, half of whom required operative intervention. The majority (80%) were of the lower limb, some of which were severe.

  • skimboard
  • surf
  • beach
  • injury

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  • Competing interests: none declared