Alpine ski injuries and their prevention.

  title={Alpine ski injuries and their prevention.},
  author={Michael Stephen Koehle and Rob Lloyd-Smith and Jack E. Taunton},
  journal={Sports medicine},
  volume={32 12},
Alpine skiing is a popular sport with significant risk of injury. Since the 1970s, injury rates have dropped from approximately 5 to 8 per 1000 skier-days to about 2 to 3 per 1000 skier-days. The nature of the injuries has also been transformed over the same period. Lower leg injuries are becoming less common while the incidence of knee sprains and upper extremity injuries is becoming more common. Much of this change can be attributed to advancements in binding technology, which effectively… CONTINUE READING