Snowboarding Injuries Greak Peak Expo Oct 30, 2010. Jake D. Veigel, MD www.cayugamed.org/sportsmedicine. Residency training in Ogden, UT Sports medicine training at UMass. My Experience. Briefly review history of snowboarding Review common injuries seen in snowboarding. Objectives.
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Jake D. Veigel, MD
Fractures: radius (esp. distal) > carpal bones (esp. scaphoid) > clavicle > humerus > ulna
Dislocations/subluxations: glenohumeral and acromioclavicular > elbow jointsUpper Extremity
Shoulder injury more common with a forward (toe side) fallWrist injuries
Russell CJSM 2007
Neidfelt CJSM 2008
MVA or fall from height
Patients reported dorsiflexion and inversion at the time of injurySnowboarder’s Fracture
Funk AJSM 2003
Forward fall parallel to the direction of the board
Leading leg rotates toward the front of the board everting the dorsiflexed ankle
Board acts as a lever about the long axis of the foot, increasing torqueSnowboarder’s Ankle
May be occult or inconspicuous on radiographs
40% missed at initial presentation
May be seen better with CT or MRSnowboarders Ankle?
Even with treatment, approximately 25% have pain at follow upPrognosis