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
Upper Extremity Injuries
The most common injuries for snowboarders are fractures to the wrist and arm. Skiers are prone to spraining the thumb metacarpal-phalangeal joint resulting in a rupture of the ulnar collateralligament (skier's thumb), particularly on 'dry' artificial slopes. Shoulder fractures and dislocations are also commonly seen and may require prolonged rehabilitation.