Snowboard Injuries: Overview

Modified on 2009/10/14 21:36 by admin
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), snowboarding is the fastest growing winter sport and is rapidly gaining popularity at ski resorts across the country.

The CPSC estimates that over 27,000 snowboarders are treated in hospital emergency rooms each year. Unlike skiing, where the majority of injuries involve the knee, the greatest number of snowboarding injuries involve the wrist or arm. However, snowboarders and skiers are equally likely to sustain shoulder injuries. Factors contributing to snowboarding accidents include a general lack of skill and reckless behavior.

Over half of all snowboarding accidents involve boarders between the ages of 15 and 24. Males account for the majority of injuries, as the sport has traditionally been popular among young men. Nevertheless, snowboarding is quickly catching on as a family sport. In addition, more women are picking up boards each year.

Since 1991, the CPSC has received reports of five deaths associated with snowboarding, but injuries and death are likely to increase with the exploding popularity of the sport. Surprisingly, most of the fatalities have occurred when boarders suffocated after falling into very deep snow.

If you have been injured while using a snowboard, it may be important to contact an attorney who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits within which you must commence suit.

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See Also

  1. Sporting Goods: Overview
  2. Broken Bones: Overview
  3. Bruises: Overview
  4. Dislocation: Overview
  5. Head & Brain Injury
  6. Joints & Muscles: Overview
  7. Mouth & Dental Disorders: Overview
  8. Scars: Overview
  9. Spinal Cord Injury
  10. Wounds: Overview
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