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skateboard

(skāt′bord″)
1. A therapeutic device used for upper or lower extremity rehabilitation, consisting of a platform mounted on ball-bearing rollers and typically used to strengthen extremely weak muscles. It assists the patient in making coordinated movements.
2. A recreational device used by children and adolescents, consisting of a long, narrow platform mounted on wheels. Skateboard use is often associated with high-energy trauma. Common injuries include contusions, lacerations, fractures, and traumatic brain injury.
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