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According to Meredith Bean, MD, who specializes in treating injuries from sports, skiing and snowboarding injuries often differ. Knee injuries, particularly the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), are the most common injury she sees with skiers due to the twisting motion of the sport. Snowboarders typically experience more impact-related injuries to their wrists and shoulders from falls, she says.
Here are Dr. Bean’s top five tips to avoid skiing and snowboarding injuries:
For more tips to prevent snow sport injuries, please join Dr. Bean and the Saint Francis Memorial Hospital Center for Sports Medicine for a Twitter chat and Facebook Live Q&A on Tuesday, March 28, noon-1 p.m. Follow @HealthyBayArea and facebook.com/SaintFrancisMemorialHospital. Dr. Bean also is available for on-camera interviews and equipment demonstrations.
Dignity Health Saint Francis Memorial Hospital is an accredited, not-for-profit community hospital that has been providing exceptional healthcare in San Francisco for more than 100 years. Located atop Nob Hill, near downtown San Francisco, Saint Francis is home to the Bothin Burn Center, the largest in Northern California, the Center for Sports Medicine, and the Saint Francis Orthopedic Institute. With its close proximity to downtown San Francisco, Saint Francis also specializes in Occupational Health and Emergency Medicine. Saint Francis has been designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Spine and Hip/Knee Replacement Surgery and is a Certified Stroke Center by the Joint Commission.