Extreme Sports, Injuries in

Extreme sports is a fluid, loosely defined term applied to a variety of typically nontraditional sporting endeavors. Other descriptive terms used for these sports include action, adventure, alternative, millenial, next generation, and xtreme.

The sports grouped under these terms are characterized to some degree by the following: a countercultural attitude, a relatively high degree of risk, and a high level of physical exertion or “action.” They are typically “new” sports: Whereas boxing has been extant for millennia and basketball for over a century, snowboarding, ...

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