Head injuries in snowboarders compared with head injuries in skiers. A prospective analysis of 1076 patients from 1994 to 1999 in Niigata, Japan.

@article{Fukuda2001HeadII,
  title={Head injuries in snowboarders compared with head injuries in skiers. A prospective analysis of 1076 patients from 1994 to 1999 in Niigata, Japan.},
  author={Osamu Fukuda and Michiyasu Takaba and Takaharu Saito and Shunro Endo},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={29 4},
  pages={437-40}
}
We investigated snowboarding-related head injury cases and skiing-related head injury cases during five ski seasons at one resort area. There were 634 snowboarding-related head injuries and 442 skiing-related head injuries. The number of snowboarding head injuries increased rapidly over the study period. More male snowboarders than female snowboarders suffered head injuries. For both snowboarders and skiers, head injuries frequently occurred on the easy and middle slopes. Falls were the most… CONTINUE READING
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