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Skiing injuries: a study from a Danish community.
  1. B Møller-Madsen,
  2. B W Jakobsen,
  3. I Villadsen
  1. University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Aarhus Kommunehospital, Denmark.


    A Danish investigation of skiing injuries is presented from the casualty wards of two hospitals. The material consisted of 119 skiing injuries. Fifty-three per cent of the patients were women. Eighty-three injuries occurred abroad, mainly in Austria and Norway. Injury rate was not related to sex. The highest injury rate was found in the age group 20 to 29 years old. The most frequent injuries were sprains (knee 43, finger 14), fractures (39) and contusions (19). Injuries requiring hospitalization were common. None of these resulted in permanent major disability.

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