ISSN 2149-5807 | E-ISSN 2149-6048
Original Article
Retrospective Analysis of Skiing Injuries
1 Etlik İhtisas Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Acil Tıp Kliniği, Ankara, Türkiye  
2 Trakya Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Acil Tıp Anabilim Dalı, Edirne, Türkiye  
3 Mareşal Çakmak Asker Hastanesi, Acil Servis, Erzurum  
Eurasian J Emerg Med 2010; 9: 45-48
DOI: 10.4170/JAEM.2009.63626
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Key Words: Emergency department, lower leg fracture, military hospital, skiing injuries, trauma
Abstract

BACKGROUND: Despite the risk of injury, skiing is a very popular winter

sport. Skiing injuries are rarely seen with comparison to other types of

accidental injuries and are occasionally life-threatening.

 

AIM: We aimed both to determine clinical and demographic characteristics

of patients who were admitted to the emergency department for ski-related

injuries and to discuss skiing injury prevention strategies.

 

MATERIALS AND METHODS: Medical records of patients, who were

admitted to the emergency department for ski-related injuries between

December, 2005 and March, 2006 were retrospectively reviewed.

 

RESULTS: The mean age of 69 patients who were enrolled into the study

was 23.70 ± 9.79 years. Soft tissue injuries of the foot and ankle were seen

in 43 (62.3%) patients and it was the most frequent injury. 7 (10.1%) patients

had a lower leg fracture and 4 (5.8%) patients had shoulder dislocation.

The mean age of patients with lower extremity fractures was 11.29±5.12

(range 7-22 years) years. Of 69 patients who were admitted to the emergency

department for ski-related injuries, 66 (95.7%) patients were discharged and

3 (4.3%) patients were transferred to the orthopedics clinic. No mortality

was observed.

 

CONCLUSION: We conclude that ski equipments which are fitted to the

individual properly and a basic level of fitness with basic ski skills are

enough in order to avoid having ski-related injuries.

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