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What kind of sports do compound fractures most commonly occur in?
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Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery
6 doctors agree
In brief: Higher energy...
These types of fractures can occur in any sport if the mechanism of injury involves a high degree of force.
Classically, higher energy sports such as football, rugby, lacrosse, and extreme sports (bmx, skateboarding, motorcross, etc) account for many of these injuries. Again, it can happen in any sport or even with a simple fall if the forces are high enough.

In brief: Higher energy...
These types of fractures can occur in any sport if the mechanism of injury involves a high degree of force.
Classically, higher energy sports such as football, rugby, lacrosse, and extreme sports (bmx, skateboarding, motorcross, etc) account for many of these injuries. Again, it can happen in any sport or even with a simple fall if the forces are high enough.
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Dr. Ralph Salvagno
In 'snow country" skiing accounts for a significant number of open fractures,usually from hitting immovable objects like trees
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Skiing rodeo
Motocross autoracing woulf be on the list speef and gravity most cause rock climbing snow machines horse sports.

In brief: Skiing rodeo
Motocross autoracing woulf be on the list speef and gravity most cause rock climbing snow machines horse sports.
Dr. Mark Weston
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Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology
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In brief: Depends on location
Dirtbikes seem to be popular out here in the desert.
Snowboarding sometimes, since also near mountains. California is blessed with varied terrain and the injuries from it.

In brief: Depends on location
Dirtbikes seem to be popular out here in the desert.
Snowboarding sometimes, since also near mountains. California is blessed with varied terrain and the injuries from it.
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