Sports medicine

Snowtime: managing common injuries on the slopes

RUTH VARRALL, Andrew Wines

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Abstract

Patients with injuries related to snow sports commonly present to GPs on their return from the mountains. We discuss the common injuries sustained by skiers and snowboarders, their treatment, when to refer and simple measures to help prevent these injuries.