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Table 4 Admitted patients.

From: Sledding injuries: is safety in this winter pastime overlooked? A three-year survey in South-Tyrol

Ward N. of Pts Length of stay (days), mean (SD, CI 95%, range) Main admission diagnosis N. of Pts requiring surgery
ED – Short term 14 1.29 (0.61, 0.35, 1–3) Brain concussion (9) Rib fracture (2) Vertebral fracture (1) Vertebral contusion (2) 0
Orthopedics 19 5.63 (6.14, 2.96, 1–20) Lower limb fracture (13) Vertebral fracture (4) Upper limb fracture (2) 13
Pediatrics 4 3.5 (2.08, 3.31, 1–6) Brain concussion (3) Vertebral contusion (1) 0
Surgery 2 5.5 (N.A.) Hemothorax (1) Spleen-kidney lesion (1) 1
Neurosurgery 2 6.5 (N.A.) Spinal lesion (1) Vertebral fracture (1) 2
I.C.U. 1 2 Intracranial lesions (1) 0