Skiing and Your knee: Don’t Blow It. Part II

January 14th, 2016

What we learned in part I: Knee injuries make up about 1/3 of all skiing injuries. There are 3 major types of falls that cause knee injuries in skiing: slip catch, dynamic snowplow, and landing back weighted. The mechanism of injury for ACL and other ligament injuries in the knee are rapid twist across the

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Skiing and Your Knee: Don’t Blow It. Part I

December 7th, 2015

Authors note: Part 1 is a little daunting with facts, figures, and other nerdy body mechanics information. Feel free to skim and come back for part II, which will explain the how-to of knee injury prevention in skiing! Or better yet, read it all and impress your friends on the slopes next weekend. How dangerous

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