Injuries sustained while ski-ing do not differ significantly from injuries due to other sports. Tears of the medial meniscus however are rare in ski injuries compared with football. The increasing frequency of the unstable boot top fracture due to the modern high rigid boot resembles the type of fracture sustained in a sliding tackle on the football field.
Discussion on ski injuries therefore should emphasise prevention rather than treatment. Statistics suggest certain common factors in the clinical history of ski injuries which indicates the need for a safety code which might reduce the incidence of injury and thereby increase the pleasure derived from this sport.
In this article common ski injuries will be mentioned, prevention will be discussed and a safety code for skiers will be suggested.
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