The three most common ski and snowboard injuries:
It is estimated that 40% of skiers wear helmets -- that's not many! A proper-fitting helmet is key.
Thumb fractures (skiers) / Wrist fractures (snowboarders)
To avoid thumb fractures, it is important to grip the pole properly. (See video)
Wrist guards are recommended for snowboarders. The most common injury is wrist fractures due to falls.
MCL injuries in the knee
These account for close to 40% of all ski injuries. Knee injury prevention is all about strengthening the quads and hamstrings.
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush
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January 16: Midday Fix - Preventing Winter Sports Injuries
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