STP Published: 1999

Skiing Trauma and Safety: Twelfth Volume

Editor(s): Robert J. Johnson

Provides information concerning winter sports trauma -including alpine, cross country, and back country skiing, and snowboarding- and the means of its prevention. 16 peer-reviewed papers in 4 sections:

Safety and Behavior--6 papers including: a comparison of young injured and uninjured skiers and snowboarders regarding knowledge of safety rules; observations concerning vision, an essential factor for skiing safety; present customs and practices used by U.S. ski areas in developing and maintaining ski trails, and the means used to reduce the risk of injury; the hazard of fatal avalanches between 1986 and 1995 in Austria; and the effect of a warm-up program designed to reduce the risk of alpine skiing injuries.

Biomechanics--3 papers on ACL injury; snowboarding and ankle deflection; and injury mechanisms of the anterior cruciate ligament.

Bindings--3 papers on forces and moments measured at the toe and heel of bindings during skiing activities; signal detection theory to evaluate binding function; and the feasibility of releasable binds for snowboards.

Epidemiology--4 papers cover: a study of snowboarding injuries from 1988-1996 in Colorado; spinal cord injuries involving skiers; femur fractures; and an evaluation of the epidemiology of 70,000 injured skiers and 8,000 snowboarders.

Table of Contents

AJ Macnab, RE Cadman, JV Greenlaw

V Senner, G Jendrusch, P Schaff, H Heck

G Jendrusch, V Senner, P Schaff, H Heck

D Penniman

M Burtscher, W Nachbauer

K Whelan, E Gass, C Moran

M Barone, V Senner, P Schaff

ML Hull, M Estes, E Wang

JM Bach, ML Hull

IS Scher, CD Mote

JE Shealy, CF Ettlinger, RJ Johnson

A Bally, F Shneegans

PC Janes, P Abbott

AR Meyers, B Misra

JD Laporte, MH Binet, D Constans

C Boldrino, G Furian

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Developed by Committee: F27
Pages: 174
DOI: 10.1520/STP1345-EB
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5398-1
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-2612-1