Snowboarding Injuries

  title={Snowboarding Injuries},
  author={Christopher F Bladin and Paul Mccrory},
  journal={Sports Medicine},
SummaryOver the last 10 years, snowboarding has become established as a popular and legitimate alpine sport. However, at present, there are few epidemiological studies examining the spectrum of injuries associated with this new sport.Snowboarders are typically male (male : female ratio of 3 : 1) and in their early twenties. They have an injury rate of 4 to 6 per 1000 visits, which is comparable to that which occurs with skiing. However, in contrast to skiing, in which only 34% of those injured… Expand
Spectrum of injuries from snowboarding.
There exists a wide spectrum of injuries from snowboarding, ranging from common extremity injuries to potentially life-threatening nonorthopedic trauma, and the data suggest that aerial maneuvers are associated with increased risk of injury to the head, face, spine, and abdomen and that collisions areassociated with more severe injury. Expand
Injury patterns with snowboarding.
A retrospective review of injury patterns seen in one ED during peak winter sport recreational months over a 5-year period reports a higher incidence of head and spinal injuries than previously documented. Expand
The Snowboarder's Foot and Ankle
There was no significant correlation between boot type (soft, hybrid, or hard) and overall foot or ankle injury rate, but there were significantly fewer ankle sprains in patients wearing hybrid boots and fewer fractures of the lateral process of the talus in patients wore soft boots. Expand
Spinal cord injury and snowboarding--the British Columbia experience.
This study of 10 consecutive cases admitted to the Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre Acute Spinal Cord Injury Unit, over the 1997 to 1998 winter season, analyzes the epidemiology of snowboarding spinal injury. Expand
A comparison of recreational skiing- and snowboarding-related injuries at a Colorado ski resort, 2012/13-2016/17
Given that injury patterns significantly differ between sports, it is important for clinicians, ski patrollers, and resorts to develop and deliver sport-specific injury prevention interventions to most effectively decrease injury burden. Expand
Snowboarding injuries in children and adolescents.
In snowboarding the overall severity of injury is lower, collision is a less common mechanism of injury and results in less serious injury, head injuries are less severe, the relative frequency of upper extremity fracture is higher, abdominal injuries are caused by falls rather than collisions, and facial injuries are more common. Expand
Injury patterns in skiboarding. A 2-year study in Scotland.
Skiboarding has a unique pattern of injury with a higher fracture rate than any other snow sport, which may be explained by the use of a non-release binding and inherent differences in the nature of a skiboard fall. Expand
Spinal injuries in snowboarders: risk of jumping as an integral part of snowboarding.
Spinal injuries sustained while snowboarding are increasing considerably in incidence and are characterized as complex injuries, which must be educated young snowboarders of the risk of this sport to prevent these serious injuries. Expand
Alpine ski and snowboarding traumatic injuries: incidence, injury patterns, and risk factors for 10 years.
Head injuries were most common, followed by chest, spinal, and extremity trauma, and safety initiatives should be developed to target this population. Expand
Fracture and dislocation of snowboarder's elbow.
Posterior dislocation; fractures of coronoid process, radial neck, and radial head; and extension-type fracture of the distal humerus characterize the particular and frequent injury mechanism responsible for snowboarding trauma in the elbow region. Expand


Australian snowboard injury data base study
Overall, novices had more upper limb fractures and knee injuries; intermediate and ad vanced riders had more ankle injuries; beginners should use "hybrid" or soft-shell boots and take les sons. Expand
Skiing and snowboarding injuries. When schussing is a pain.
Physicians need to use epidemiologic data to advise patients of methods to minimize the risk of injury as they participate in these healthy and vigorous winter sports. Expand
Skiing accidents in the past 15 years.
A statistical analysis of distances skied and of alpine skiing accidents has been performed in the Davos-Klosters skiing area and a Swiss multicentre study on skiing safety shows comparable injury patterns in other skiing areas. Expand
Fracture of the body of the talus.
Fractures in the posterior and lateral tubercles must be interpreted as links in more extensive injuries involving the subtalar joint and possibly the talocrural joint with associated injuries to articular cartilage, joint capsules, and ligaments. Expand
Fractures of the lateral process of the talus.
A retrospective review of nine patients with fractures of the lateral process of the talus indicates that a substantial portion of patients will have persistent symptoms if the fracture is notExpand
  • L. G. Hawkins
  • Medicine
  • The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume
  • 1965
Unexplained and persistent pain about the lateral side of the ankle after injury to the foot involving forced dorsiflexion and inversion is often caused by a fracture of the lateral process of theExpand