STP1182: Knee Sprains in Alpine Skiing: A Ten-Year Statistical Study

    Allegra, F
    Medical Doctors, Centro Traumatologico di Campo Staffi, Frosinone,

    Ospedale C. Forlanini, Rome,

    Fava, P
    Medical Doctors, Centro Traumatologico di Campo Staffi, Frosinone,

    Priano, F
    Medical Doctors, Centro Traumatologico di Campo Staffi, Frosinone,

    Pages: 5    Published: Jan 1993


    Abstract

    The authors describe the results of a statistical survey of knee injuries occurring in Alpine skiing. The survey took place at a ski resort in central Italy. A clinical questionnaire that was specifically designed to collect data in a form that would lend itself to computerized processing was used. Several key factors, recorded at the time of the accident, which might have played a role in its occurrences, are taken into consideration. Knee injuries accounted for 29.3% of the total skiing injuries over the ten-year period. In this report only knee sprains (190 cases), representing 27.5% of total skiing injuries, were evaluated.

    Keywords:

    Alpine ski injuries, knee sprains, knee ligaments


    Paper ID: STP25560S

    Committee/Subcommittee: F27.60

    DOI: 10.1520/STP25560S


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