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Skiing Injuries

post #1 of 7
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i'm currently in university studying a sport course for my final piece of work next year i have to conduct a piece of research. i'm choosing to do it in skiing injuries, but i'm stuggling to find an actual title. if anyone has any ideas about what should be researched please let me know. any idea would be grateful, or even may be something that you would like to more about.
thanks Helen XX
post #2 of 7
Welcome to epicski, Helen! The hot topic nowadays in sports med, especially for skiers, is ACL injury. If you use the search feature for this forum, check out anything with the words ACL, ACL summary and Vermont Ski safety.

Another very hot topic is tranverse abdominal activation as a means of preventing low back injuries. This is based on research done by Paul Hodges, the Australian physiotherapist. People who do not have low back pain have been shown to activate their TVA prior to peripheral muscle groups. It may be difficult to research this, though.
Good Luck!
post #3 of 7
Helen, I can think of a number of possibilities though they may not interest you or anyone else for that matter. I've heard that most knee injuries needing surgery occur after noon due to fatigue and snow conditions. Elaborating on this or documenting this would be interesting. Perhaps trying to see if there is a link between injuries and crowds, snow conditions or level of ability or conditioning. Association of type of ski injury with age group eg head injury more prevalent in 20 y/o vs older people. Confounding factors are bound to be an issue but certain ideas would be relatively clean. Don't know how easy it would be to get info from ski areas though. skidoc
post #4 of 7
Good sugestions, skidoc. Another possibility: Comparison between straight ski injuries and shaped ski?
post #5 of 7
to expand, snowboards V skis. Blades V. alpine, hey why not alpine v. Tele.

The list is endless!

Anecdotal evidence suggests that many common injuries are specific to the method of sliding. IE: Tib/Fib fractures, common in blades. Wrist injuries, common in boarding. Almost anything is possible while tubing!

Doesn't mean they don't occur in other disciplines, just that they are more prevalent in one discipline or another.
post #6 of 7

I really like skidoc's suggestion about studying the correlation between knee injuries and time of day. I don't know exactly how you would go about gathering the statistics, but it would be very interesting to see what the results might be.

On an informal basis, you could simply do a poll on EpicSki. Ask people who have suffered knee injuries (me included) something along the lines of:

My knee injury occurred:

A. 9:00am to 11:30am

B. 11:30am to 2:00pm

C. 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Another couple of places you could go with the same question are:



Good luck,

post #7 of 7
I think that Jamesdeluxes right femur fracture last year followed by right lower leg fracture this year deserve to be addressed in an analytical paper.

Ok, so not the best idea, but it is a strange coincidence.

You could always evaluate whether helmet use reduces injuries. There are substancial statistics on this area.

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