Injuries sustained during flipping—a new fad activity

Julius G. Goepp, Allen Walker, Margaret Flowers, Augustin Calumano, Doug Smith

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This article describes a small series of injuries resulting from a new fad activity among children in Baltimore. “Flipping” involves jumping from an elevated surface and executing an aerial flip, with the intent to land upright. Because this activity takes place frequently on hard surfaces such as concrete, injuries often result. The spectrum of injuries is described and categorized, and injuries are compared with those received during similar activities, such as break dancing or skateboarding, and with playground injuries. Pediatricians and emergency physicians should be aware of the potential for injury in this activity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)95-97
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric emergency care
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1993


  • Childhood injuries
  • Fad
  • Recreational injuries

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Emergency Medicine


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