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Case Reports in Emergency Medicine
Volume 2018, Article ID 8283179, 4 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/8283179
Case Report

Report of Four Cases with Equestrian Injury: Therapeutic Approach and Outcome

Department of Emergency Medicine, Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan

Correspondence should be addressed to Kiyohiro Oshima; pj.ca.u-amnug@orihoyik

Received 25 April 2018; Accepted 5 June 2018; Published 27 June 2018

Academic Editor: Vasileios Papadopoulos

Copyright © 2018 Kiyohiro Oshima et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Equestrianism is associated with a risk of severe trauma due to falls and/or direct injury from the horse, depending on the mechanism of injury. This article presents four cases of equestrian injury treated in Gunma University Hospital: Case 1: hepatic injury (fall and kick by the horse); Case 2: left hemopneumothorax and pulmonary contusion with multiple rib fractures (fall and trampling by the horse); Case 3: lumbar compression fracture (fall); and Case 4: scrotum injury (horse bite). Equestrian injuries may be high-energy traumas. Therefore, adhering to relevant primary care guidelines may prevent mortality by trauma.