Skiing is a popular winter sport that provides an adrenaline rush and a chance to enjoy the great outdoors. However, it also poses a risk of injury, particularly to the bones and joints of the lower extremities. As an orthopaedic surgeon, I want to share some tips for preventing skiing injuries.
Orthopaedic surgeons are responsible for diagnosing and treating conditions related to the musculoskeletal system, which includes bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. As technology continues to advance, orthopaedic surgeons are finding new ways to incorporate it into their practice. One such technology is the use of large language models like ChatGPT in medicine.
Skiing is a safe and fun endeavor that the whole family can enjoy. Nobody wants to get injured while skiing and taking a few precautions can mean the difference between a great day on the slopes and the end of your ski season. Follow the tips below, in addition to the recommendations of the National Ski Patrol to stay safe.
As summer approaches, and we change our activities from skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing to hiking, running, swimming and biking, the risks of acute (sudden) sprains (ligament tear) and strains (muscle/tendon tear) rises. A ligament connects a bone to a bone. A tendon connects a muscle to a bone. Both a sprain and strain can be either microscopic tearing (Grade I) or full thickness tearing (Grade III). The initial approach to self-treatment, regardless if you are dealing with a Grade I sprain or a Grade III strain, is the same.