J Korean Acad Rehabil Med.  2005 Dec;29(6):553-556.

Skiing and Snowboarding Injuries

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  • 1Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Korea. msbang@snu.ac.kr

Abstract

The population enjoying ski had increased since 1970's in Korea. Recently, that of snowboarders has increased rapidly among young population. Patterns of injuries are somewhat different between two sport activities. The most commonly injured region is knee among skiers and wrist among snowboarders. Head injury, spinal injury, and abdominal injury are not so common but a few serious injuries had been reported in Korea. To prevent or minimize injuries, proper pre-seasonal training including muscle strengthening, proper selection of equipments, and instruction for both sport technique and protection for safety are important. Also primary care for the injured as well as delivery system for seriously injured population should be established.

Keyword

Skiing; Snow boarding; Injury; Prevention

MeSH Terms

Abdominal Injuries
Craniocerebral Trauma
Knee
Korea
Primary Health Care
Skiing*
Spinal Injuries
Sports
Wrist
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