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    Skiing Trauma and Safety: Thirteenth Volume

    Johnson RJ, Zucco P, Shealy JE
    Published: 2000

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    The newest volume in this series examines 16 peer-reviewed papers that reflect the latest worldwide research in the effort to reduce the risk of injury in winter sports.

    4 sections cover:

    Skiing and Snowboarding Equipment — 5 papers evaluate release bindings for World Cup freestyle skiers; current binding settings standards; the means of developing a learning binding for beginner skiers; the many variables involved with on-snow ski boot pressure measurements; and an apparatus for measuring mechanical properties of snowboard boot/binding systems in bending.

    Epidemiology — 7 papers discuss the differences, including injuries and overall injury rate, between alpine skiing, telemark skiing, and snowboarding.

    Knee Biomechanics — 2 papers study the use of a mechanical knee simulator and "load cases" that may help in understanding the high injury rate to knee ligaments.

    Specific Problems — 2 papers investigate the complexities of medical evacuations by helicopter; and the surgical treatment of tibia plateau fractures and avulsions of the tibial spine sustained in downhill skiing accidents.

    Audience: This volume is a valuable asset to all professionals in the skiing industry including instructors, coaches, sports equipments manufacturers, industry engineers, and ski area managers. It is also an important resource for physicians; lawyers.

    Committee: F27

    DOI: 10.1520/STP1397-EB

    ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5445-2

    ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-2876-7