Alpine Skiing Injuries

Prevention and Management

  • Herbert Schoenhuber
  • Andrea Panzeri
  • Simone Porcelli

Part of the Sports and Traumatology book series (SPORTS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Alberto E. Minetti
    Pages 1-7
  3. Simone Porcelli, Marco Zancanaro
    Pages 9-16
  4. Roberto Manzoni, Andrea Viano
    Pages 17-29
  5. Marco Freschi
    Pages 31-39
  6. Zefferino Rossini, Francesco Costa, Alessandro Ortolina, Massimo Tomei, Maurizio Fornari, Valentina Re
    Pages 41-56
  7. Andrea Panzeri, Paolo Capitani, Gabriele Thiébat, Herbert Schoenhuber
    Pages 57-76
  8. Gabriele Thiébat, Andrea Panzeri, Paolo Capitani, Herbert Schoenhuber
    Pages 77-82
  9. Roberto Manzoni, Enea Bortoluz, Alberto Sugliano
    Pages 83-90
  10. Roberto Manzoni, Enea Bortoluz, Alberto Sugliano
    Pages 103-111
  11. Paolo Capitani, Gabriele Thiébat, Andrea Panzeri, Herbert Schoenhuber
    Pages 113-122
  12. Manuela Bartesaghi, Giuseppe Miserocchi
    Pages 123-129

About this book


This book provides detailed information on the different forms of injury that are associated with training for and participation in Alpine skiing, covering risk factors and epidemiology, incidence, injury patterns, and, above all, preventive strategies and current management approaches. Conditions addressed in individual chapters include concussion, traumatic dislocations due to high-energy trauma or inappropriate movements, overuse injuries resulting from dry-land training or skiing on snow, the fractures typically associated with present-day Alpine skiing accidents, and musculoskeletal disorders. The importance of a sound understanding of biomechanics and physiological systems for the design of suitable training protocols and trauma prevention is clearly explained, and in-depth information and guidance are provided on training and testing for elite skiers and return to sporting activity following injury. Among the other topics addressed in individual chapters are the relationship of changes in skiing equipment over recent decades to particular types of injury and the potential consequences of exposure to hypobaric hypoxia and other stressors at high altitude. The book will be of great value to all medical professionals who work with or care for Alpine skiers, as well as for trainers and the skiers themselves.


epidemiology of skiing injuries biomechanics of skiing physiology of skiing physiology of skiing concussion traumatic dislocation overuse injuries fractures musculoskeletal disorders ski equipment hypobaric hypoxia

Editors and affiliations

  • Herbert Schoenhuber
    • 1
  • Andrea Panzeri
    • 2
  • Simone Porcelli
    • 3
  1. 1.IRCCS Galeazzi Orthopaedics InstituteMilanItaly
  2. 2.IRCCS Galeazzi Orthopaedics InstituteMilanItaly
  3. 3.National Research CouncilMilanItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-61354-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-61355-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2105-0759
  • Series Online ISSN 2105-0538
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