Korean J Sports Med.  2010 Dec;28(2):112-118.

Recent Trend and Transition of Last 10 Years of Ski and Snowboard Injuries

  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Gangneung Asan Hospital, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Gangneung, Korea. hsahn04@hanmail.net


To analysis the trend of ski and snow board injury, and use this study result in designing injuries prevention strategy. We studied 25,292 patients who had the ski and snow board injuries in a ski resort in Pyeongchang Gun, Gangwon Do, Korea during 1999-2001 season, 2005-2007 season, and 2008-2010 season. They were studied with a questionnaires, physical examination and radiograph. And the analysis was based on age, sex, injury type and site and slope level of difficulty. Snow board related injury have increased, injury to teens and thirties increased, injury to female snowboarder increased (p<0.001), contusion type of ski and snow board injury increased (p<0.001) and upper extremity injury increased but beginner grade slope injury (p<0.001) decreased since last 10 years. The overall type and site of ski and snowboard injuries have changed due to increased snowboard injury, gender and age of them have shown the diversity since last 10 years.


Ski and snowboard injury; Recent trend
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