Evaluation of Alpine skiing and snowboarding injury in a northeastern state.
Annual Meeting of the Western Trauma Association. Snowbird, UT, USA, 1997/03/01.
To demonstrate the injury patterns of Alpine skiing and snowboarding in a northeastern state and evaluate potential risk factors.
The medical records of a single pediatric and adult Level I trauma center were evaluated from January 1,1990, through December 31,1995.
All admissions with injuries caused by Alpine skiing or snowboarding were reviewed.
Those patients arriving from two local ski resorts, all of whose injuries are referred to the institution for care, were separated out for consideration.
Age, sex, type of injury, date of injury, Injury Severity Score, operations performed, and outcome (including mortality) were evaluated.
In addition, resort utilization for the study period was obtained from the two resorts included in the evaluation.
Mortality data was obtained from the Vermont office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the same time period.
For the 6-year period of the study approximately 2,978,000 skier and snowboarder days were recorded at the study sites.
Approximately 447,000 of those days were attributed to snowboarders (15%). In all, 279 patients were admitted for injuries (0.01%), 238 were related to Alpine skiing (incidence 0.01.%) and 40 to snowboarding (incidence 0.01%). Snowboarders were statistically younger (20 years ; range, 4-44 years) than skiers (29 years ; range, 6-70 years) (p<0.001) and had a significantly lower Injury Severity Score (15 in snowboarders vs. 27 in skiers, p<0.03). (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Ski, Surfing sur neige, Complication, Traumatisme, Abdomen, Membre, Fracture, Incidence, Localisation, Indice gravité, Epidémiologie, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Médecine sport, Abdomen pathologie, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Skiing, Snowboarding, Complication, Trauma, Abdomen, Limb, Fracture, Incidence, Localization, Severity score, Epidemiology, Human, United States, North America, America, Sports medicine, Abdominal disease, Diseases of the osteoarticular system
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Code Inist : 002B16L. Création : 11/09/1998.