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Potential Risk Factors for Knee Injuries in Alpine Skiers

Martin Burtscher; Gerhard Ruedl; Werner Nachbauer; R. Sommersacher;
  • Published: 15 Sep 2009
  • Publisher: ASTM International
Objectives: To identify potential risk factors for knee injury in female alpine skiers. Methods: Injury survey in the winter season 2005 in one big Austrian ski area. Data collection on all injured skiers who needed evacuation included demographic variables, weather and snow conditions, circumstances of the skiing accident, the type of ski used, and injury location. Results: In total, 344 injured alpine skiers (41.3 % males, 58.7 % females) who needed evacuation were recorded. Twenty six percent of the injured male skiers and 47 % of the injured female skiers had knee injury. Female skiers with knee injuries were older, reported less regular physical activity, h...
Medical Subject Headings: human activitiesmusculoskeletal system
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