STP1022: More on the Lesions of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament and Their Prevention in Skiers

    Figueras, JM
    Chairman and staff physicians, Hospital de la Creu Roja, Barcelona,

    Vidal, A
    Chairman and staff physicians, Hospital de la Creu Roja, Barcelona,

    Escalas, F
    Chairman and staff physicians, Hospital de la Creu Roja, Barcelona,

    Merino, JA
    Chairman and staff physicians, Hospital de la Creu Roja, Barcelona,

    Espadaler-Gamisans, JM
    Chairman, Hospital del Mar, Barcelona,

    Castanyer, F
    Engineer, ETSEI, Barcelona,

    Pages: 7    Published: Jan 1989


    Abstract

    The authors further their research studies presented at the International Society for Skiing Safety (ISSS) Keystone and Naeba Congresses on the isolated anterior cruciate ligament lesions and those associated with meniscus injuries through arthroscopic control. This study considers the mechanisms of production of the injuries and the stresses to which the knee is submitted in some cases in alpine skiing, since the anterior cruciate ligament rupture can occur without the skier falling. Possible means to prevent these increasingly common alpine skiing injuries are also searched for in this paper.

    Keywords:

    anterior cruciate ligament injuries, skiing accidents, athletic injuries, knees (biomechanics), ski boots


    Paper ID: STP19460S

    Committee/Subcommittee: F27.65

    DOI: 10.1520/STP19460S


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