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Skiing injury and ACL tear

Both skiing and snowboarding can result in sports injuries, but they tend to have slightly different injury patterns. Skiers are more likely to have knee injuries (from twisting motion during falls), and snowboarders tend to have more upper body injuries (as a result of falling on an outstretched hand). There are also many injuries common […]

Pathophysiology of Head Injuries

Athletic head injuries usually result from direct impact and/or deceleration-rotational events. Classic principles of brain contusions include the concept of coup injury, in which a forceful blow to a stationary head imparts maximal brain injury directly beneath the point of impact.

On the other hand, contrecoup injuries occur when the energy of impact is transferred […]

Catastrophic Cervical Spine Injuries-Unstable Fractures and Dislocations

As expected, unstable fractures and/or dislocations make up the majority of catastrophic spinal injuries in athletes. An osseous or ligament injury is considered to be unstable when it results in loss of the ability of the spine, under physiological loads, to maintain its premorbid patterns of motion, so there is no initial or additional damage […]