Snowboarding Causes Injuries!


Turns out scientists have proven that Snowboarders get hurt. Mmmm, ok. The studies related to upper body injuries obtained from 2000 patients with with fractires or dislocations gained during snowboarding activities (This doesn’t count the local Apres Bar)Some highlights of the study include:

  • Out of the total patients interviewed, 57.9% were beginners, 38% were intermediates, and 4% were experts. A whopping eighty-eight percent of the patients had never received instruction from a licensed instructor.
  • 53% of the injuries recorded were wrist fractures. 16.8% were injuries due to upper arm fractures, 11.5% were shoulder dislocations, and 9.8% were elbow dislocations.\

What can we learn form this? Opposing snowboarding stances, as well as the two different falling directions, had a significant influence on the frequency of that injured side in the upper extremity area of the body…but really-just be careful out there!

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June 22nd, 2010

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  • James Richardson

    RT @snowlife: Snowboarding Causes Injuries! #snowboarding injury

  • Fiona

    Yes yes it does cause injuries… Fractured rib and wrist for me last season :)

  • Jimbo

    Gees-that’s a rough one Fiona-fingers crossed for a safe 2010 season hey!

  • Wrist Fracture Injury 

    When somebody fractures their wrist, they may break any number of bones. The most common types of wrist fractures involve a break at the end of the forearm bone and are caused by sporting accidents or road traffic collisions. A severe wrist fracture can take six to twelve months to heal completely, and victims can still experience some pain and a loss of grip strength long after. This is one of the main reasons to consult an experienced personal injury claims solicitor before making a wrist fracture injury compensation claim.

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