Letter to the Editor. Activity versus injury: further defining the risk/benefit ratio in the Neurosurgery Charity Softball Tournament

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TO THE EDITOR: We read with great interest the Letter to the Editor by Taylor et al.5 (Taylor DG, Buell TJ, Wang TR, et al: Injury among neurosurgeons participating in organized softball. J Neurosurg 129:844–845, September 2018) responding to the 15th anniversary commemorative article by Komotar et al.1 detailing the creation, development, and establishment of the Annual Neurosurgery Charity Softball Tournament (Komotar RJ, Goldstein HE, Bruce JN: The Annual Neurosurgery Charity Softball Tournament: 15th Anniversary Commemorative Article. The creation, development, and establishment of a neurosurgical tradition. J Neurosurg 128:1605–1611,

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Correspondence Allan D. Levi: alevi@med.miami.edu.

INCLUDE WHEN CITING Published online October 26, 2018; DOI: 10.3171/2018.8.JNS182102.

Disclosures Dr. Levi receives teaching honorarium from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and grant support from the Department of Defense.

© AANS, except where prohibited by US copyright law.

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    Left: Left distal clavicular fracture incurred from cycling. Right: Left proximal humeral fractures from skiing. Figure is available in color online only.

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Komotar RJGoldstein HEBruce JN: The Annual Neurosurgery Charity Softball Tournament: 15th Anniversary Commemorative Article. The creation, development, and establishment of a neurosurgical tradition. J Neurosurg 128:160516112018

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Sheu YChen LHHedegaard H: Sports- and recreation-related injury episodes in the United States, 2011–2014. Natl Health Stat Report 99:1122016

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Taylor DGBuell TJWang TRSheppard MJMaggio DChen CJ: Injury among neurosurgeons participating in organized softball. J Neurosurg 129:8448452018 (Letter)

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