Table 1

Mechanism of sledging injury

Mechanism of injuryNumber of patients (%)
Falling off sledge14 (30)
Colliding with stationary objects, for example, trees, fences, bollards12 (26)
Colliding with other sledges, passengers and pedestrians5 (11)
Twisting foot or ankle underneath sledge4 (9)
Putting limbs out to stop sledge2 (4)
Catching hand in edge of sledge2 (4)
Falling when pulling/running after sledge2 (4)
Not recorded5 (11)