Snowboarding Injuries

@article{Kim2012SnowboardingI,
  title={Snowboarding Injuries},
  author={Suezie Kim and Nathan K. Endres and Robert James Johnson and Carl F. Ettlinger and Jasper E. Shealy},
  journal={The American Journal of Sports Medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={40},
  pages={770 - 776}
}
Background: Participation in snowboarding as a winter sport is comparable to alpine skiing concerning the demographics of the participants, risk of injury, and variation in types of injuries sustained. Purpose: To examine the types of snowboarding injuries and changes in injury patterns over time. We also sought to highlight important differences in injury patterns between snowboarders and alpine skiers as affected by age, experience, and sex. Study Design: Case control; Level of evidence, 3… 

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