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Injury Prevention when Skiing and Snowboarding

There is a wide array of injuries that can occur with snow sports. Knee injuries, however are particularly common. The most frequently reported knee injuries associated with skiing are tears to the anterior cruciate ligament. Shoulder injuries are also prevalent due to the frequency of falls. As riders stretch their arms out to break a fall, dislocations and sprains often occur. Additionally, fractures of the arm or wrist are also possible. Lastly, severe head injuries have also been reported in both skiing and snowboarding. Fortunately, several strategies can be used to reduce risk and prevent these injuries, such as the use of proper equipment, awareness of your experience level, or even taking lessons. [more...]

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