Skiing Injuries

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The majority of injuries in skiing are sprains, followed by fractures, lacerations and dislocations.

By Susan W. Ryan, D.O. (Chair) & Jack Harvey, M.D., FACSM

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The majority of injuries in skiing are sprains, followed by fractures and lacerations and dislocations.  Though ski equipment improvements have helped reduce ski injuries, there are still a significant number of such injuries.  Initial first aid for injuries consists of the RICE protocol:  Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation.  ACSM recommends injuries be promptly evaluated and treated by appropriate medical personnel.

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Jill Lohmann is a Director of Operations for Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers and a certified physical therapist. Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers is a physical therapist owned and operated rehabilitation company with a network of 170 outpatient rehabilitation centers located throughout the Midwest, Arizona and Georgia.


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