publication . Other literature type . 1996

Snowboarding injuries, a four-year study with comparison with alpine ski injuries.

Davidson, T M; Laliotis, A T;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Mar 1996
Snowboarding is a rapidly growing winter sport. Its unorthodox maneuvers and young participants raise many safety concerns. We examined injury patterns in recreational snowboarders, comparing these patterns with those found in alpine skiers. Snowboarding and skiing injury patterns differed significantly (P < .05) for the following categories: 49% of injured snowboarders were beginners versus 18% of skiers. Snowboarders were more likely to suffer wrist (19% versus 2%) and ankle (16% versus 6%) injuries, but less likely to sustain knee (17% versus 39%) or thumb (2% versus 4%) injuries than skiers. For snowboarders, wrist injuries were most common in beginners (30%...
Medical Subject Headings: human activities
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Other literature type . 1996
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