Like any sport you can avoid certain injuries by warming up and staying hydrated.

INJURY
Ski & Snowboard Injuries

ABOUT
Many injuries while skiing or snowboarding occur because people do not always fully prepare themselves physically, with proper instruction, safety equipment, or safety precautions. It is important to match your skill with the ski runs that you take. Be sure to wear boots and bindings that have been set and maintained by a ski shop that follows ASTM (American Society of Testing and Materials). Your boot and bindings must be adjusted specifically to your personal height and weight. Sport-specific helmet and goggles should be worn (no bike helmets). Like any sport you can avoid certain injuries by warming up and staying hydrated.

COMMON INJURY
Common injuries resulting from skiing and snowboarding include dislocated and sprained shoulders, injuries to the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) in the knee, fractures around the leg and shoulder areas, and head injuries.

DIAGNOSIS
Your physician will be able to diagnose your injury but be sure to seek immediate medical treatment for head traumas and hypothermia or frostbite.

NON SURGICAL TREATMENT
Depending on the injury and your physicians recommendation.

SURGICAL TREATMENT
Depending on the injury and your physicians recommendation.