volume 29, issue 1, P41-45 2014
DOI: 10.3109/02688697.2014.952269
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Jordi Pérez-Bovet, Carol Lorencio, Abdo Taché, Pablo Pujol Valverde, Secundino Martín Ferrer

Abstract: The term "balconing" refers to the practice of jumping from hotel balconies or roofs to swimming pools, or between hotel balconies. This activity is performed by young vacationists in certain European touristic locations, and it is perceived as a recreational practice. The activity generates a small but constant flow of patients with fall-related severe brain and systemic injuries. Our institution is a reference hospital for severe trauma in a geographic zone where "balconing" activity takes place. We have ret…

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