Common Skiing Injuries

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According to the American College of Sports Medicine, almost 3/4th of all skiing injuries occur during fall accidents while skiing.

Over the next few weeks, skiing season will officially begin in some parts of California, drawing skiers from across the state and the country. However, many of these skiers will also be at risk of accidents and injuries, including catastrophic injuries, like brain injuries.

Some of the most common injuries in skiing accidents involve neck and arm injuries, shoulder injuries and head injuries. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, almost 3/4th of all skiing injuries occur during fall accidents while skiing. In fact, according to the American College of Sports Medicine, between 75% and 85% of all injuries that occur during skiing are caused during fall accidents

The most common injuries involve the knees. One- third of all skiing-related injuries involve the knee joint. These types of injuries generally occur in those accidents in which the lower legs are suddenly twisted and torn away from the upper leg.

Other common skiing injuries involve shoulders and arms. The reason for this is fairly easy to understand. When a skier is involved in a fall accident, the reflex action is to immediately put his arm and shoulder out in order to block the fall. That means that the skier ends up placing a lot of pressure on these joints. Dislocation of the shoulder, sprains and fractures of the arms are therefore very common injuries in such accidents.

Some of the most devastating injuries that occur as a result of skiing accidents in California are head injuries. In fact according to the American College of Sports Medicine, as many as 20% of skiing injuries every year are   head injuries. These injuries occur very often when the skier has a collision with a tree, or some other inanimate object. These injuries can also occur when the skier hits the ground during a fall. In most cases according to the Johns Hopkins University researchers, skiers who suffer head injuries during skiing accident, are not wearing helmets at the time of the accident.

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