Posts from August 2017

Ski injuries and their Prevention 
 
Injuries 
Skiing has become accessible to more people. Faster ski lifts and expansion of trails at ski areas, as well as improved snow making capabilities, have increased the numbers of skiers on the slopes. Over the years there have also been dramatic changes in the equipment as well. Ski boots have evolved from soft leather cut boots to mid-calf plastic boots that rigidly support from the lower leg and ankle. Advancements in sophisticated multi-directional release bindings continue to reduce the number of lower extremity injuries. Falls injuries, account for approximately 75-85% of skiing injuries. Collisions with objects including other skiers, account for between 11-20%, while incidents involving ski lifts contribute between 2-9%.