INJURIES CAN BE CAUSED BY
Simple or major falls
Awkward landings on piste or in park
Collisions with other skiers or boarders
Hitting a tree, rock, pylon or guard rail
Falling from or being hit by a ski lift
Nerve and Plexus Injuries
Collisions with other skiers or riders, or hitting a stationary object such as a tree or rock can result in nerve damage. An open cut can be caused by the impact of the edge of a ski, and a shoulder dislocation can lead to partial or complete loss of sensation in a limb.
At The Princess Grace Hospital, peripheral nerve injury consultants can work with orthopaedic surgeons to repair nerve damage at the same time as a fracture, avoiding the need for two separate operations.