Skiers vs. Snowboarders: Who Gets Injured More? FACTS

Skiers vs. Snowboarders: Who Gets Injured More? FACTS

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Skiers vs. Snowboarders: Who Gets Injured More? FACTS

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The Huffington Post brings us research done by the University of Vermont College of Medicine that looks at the injury records of skiers vs. snowboarders. Here is the breakdown.

Researchers from the University of Vermont College of Medicine in Burlington looked at skiing and snowboard injury records at a resort in Vermont over 18 seasons, between 1988 and 2006. That was a total 2,260 non-serious injuries per 2,088 snowboarders and 9,465 injuries among 8,645 skiers.

Wrist injuries accounted for more than a quarter of all snowboarding injuries (28 percent), compared to just 3 percent of skiing injuries. On the other hand, 17 percent of skiing injuries were ACL sprains, while less than two percent of snowboard injuries were related to ACL. Interestingly, children were most likely to suffer from cuts on their hands and feet. Overall, snowboarders had a higher incidence of injury — a rate of 345 mean days between injuries (MDBI) compared to 400 MDBI among skiers.

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