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Eur J Pediatr. 2009 Jun;168(6):749-51. doi: 10.1007/s00431-008-0826-7. Epub 2008 Sep 6.

Penetrating missile-type head injury from a defective badminton racquet.

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  • 1East Tennessee Children's Hospital, Knoxville, TN, USA.


Injuries occurring during badminton are rarely serious and primarily involve the lower extremities. We report an instance wherein a patient suffered serious brain injury related to playing with a defective badminton racquet. The possibility of similar injuries following the separation of the racquet head and shaft from the handle needs to be disseminated.

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