MRI of snow skiing and snowboarding injuries

Semin Musculoskelet Radiol. 2005 Dec;9(4):360-78. doi: 10.1055/s-2005-923380.


Snow skiing has been called "the world's oldest sport," "the fastest non-motorized sport on Earth," and "the riskiest sport undertaken by adults on a routine basis." This article discusses the common mechanisms for orthopedic injuries occurring in two of the most popular winter sports in the world that have a reputation for an inherently high risk of injury: alpine skiing and snowboarding. The emphasis herein is on magnetic resonance imaging of characteristic injuries in skiers (knee, thumb, shoulder) and in snowboarders (wrist, forearm, ankle). Spine injuries in snowboarders and skiers are also discussed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Ankle Injuries / diagnosis
  • Ankle Injuries / etiology
  • Ankle Injuries / physiopathology
  • Athletic Injuries / classification
  • Athletic Injuries / diagnosis
  • Athletic Injuries / physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Knee Injuries / diagnosis
  • Knee Injuries / etiology
  • Knee Injuries / physiopathology
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Skiing / injuries*
  • Spinal Injuries / diagnosis
  • Spinal Injuries / etiology
  • Spinal Injuries / physiopathology
  • Thumb / injuries