Skiers should consider spine protection to avoid severe injury

March 2008
Nursing Standard;3/12/2008, Vol. 22 Issue 27, p15
Trade Publication
The article reports on the findings of a research conducted by researchers in Switzerland regarding the epidemiological data, clinical features and mechanisms of several spinal injuries related to alpine skiing and snowboarding. The study showed that central nervous system injuries and transient neurological injuries occurred in 23 skiers and five snowboarders. Based on the results, they suggest that snow sports enthusiasts should consider the use of spine protectors to prevent spinal injuries.


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