Medicine: Dunk Syndrome

A new woe for the tall

Both of the victims were exceptionally tall, one 208 cm (6 ft. 10 in.), the other only 2 in. shorter, and both had been playing in an invitational basketball tournament in Portsmouth, Va. One had a laceration nearly an inch long and half an inch deep on the side of his hand; it required sutures. The other had a severe scrape, also on the side of his hand, that resembled an area from which a skin graft had been removed. Both were suffering from dunk laceration syndrome.

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