Background: River tree rope swings are popular for recreation along inland lakes and rivers, but not without hazard. In a comprehensive review of injuries related to rope swings, genital injuries accounted for nearly 3 percent. Case: We describe significant genital injuries, with laceration and avulsion of the labia and a large vulvar hematoma in 2 young women as a consequence of rope swing use. Summary and Conclusions: Visitors to inland waterways need to be cognizant of the hazards of rope swings and health care professionals should consider this mechanism of injury when confronted with vulvar trauma.
|Journal||Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology|
|State||Published - Feb 1 2015|
- Female injuries
- Rope swing