MRI of snow skiing and snowboarding injuries

Robert D Boutin, Russell C. Fritz

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Snow skiing has been called "the world's oldest sport," "the fastest non-motorized sport on Earth," and "the riskiest sport undertaken by adults on a routine basis." This article discusses the common mechanisms for orthopedic injuries occurring in two of the most popular winter sports in the world that have a reputation for an inherently high risk of injury: alpine skiing and snowboarding. The emphasis herein is on magnetic resonance imaging of characteristic injuries in skiers (knee, thumb, shoulder) and in snowboarders (wrist, forearm, ankle). Spine injuries in snowboarders and skiers are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)360-378
Number of pages19
JournalSeminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2005


  • Injury
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Surgery


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