Common Injuries in Mountain Skiing

  • Carlo Faletti
  • Josef Kramer
  • Giuseppe Massazza
  • Riccardo Faletti
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


The most common injuries that occur during the course of winter sports are mainly due to downhill skiing and snowboarding. In recent years it has been observed an increase in the number of accidents due also to a greater number of practitioners, especially snowboarders. Although head and spine injuries are often fatal, they are less common; in fact, most accidents in children and adolescents who practice winter sports involve the lower limbs. The role of the radiologist is essential in recognition of the lesion but also in the treatment planning using all imaging methods at his disposal by conventional radiography, ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging especially, never forgetting the importance of clinical history and clinical examination.


Anterior Cruciate Ligament Medial Collateral Ligament Bone Marrow Oedema Ulnar Collateral Ligament Extremity Trauma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlo Faletti
    • 1
  • Josef Kramer
    • 2
  • Giuseppe Massazza
    • 1
  • Riccardo Faletti
    • 1
  1. 1.Trauma Center and Orthopedic HospitalTorinoItaly
  2. 2.Röntgeninstitut am SchillerparkLinzAustria

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