Parameters of injury reporting in skiing

Med Sci Sports. Fall 1977;9(3):185-90.


An injury survey of 505 skiers from the 1971-72 and 5,459 skiers from thh 1972-73 season collected 601 time loss injries for a rate of 9.31000 skier days. Forty percent of these injuries were reported to a ski patrol and almost 60 to physicians. Fractures and lacerations were reported to the patrol more frequently than other injury types, bruises and strains less commonly. Injuries not reported to patrols and physicians were primarily bruises, sprains and strains. Although fractures were almost invariably reported to physicians, one in four was not seen by the ski patrol. Patrol-only or physician only reported injuries thus do not represent the full spectrum of time loss skiing injuries.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Athletic Injuries / epidemiology*
  • Child
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Records*
  • Sex Factors
  • Skiing*
  • Sprains and Strains / epidemiology
  • Washington