Obviously injuries are athletes’ worst enemies. For example a turning, off-balanced skier leaning backwards is a recipe for a blown out knee, according to a new study from a board of sports medicine and skiing experts.
The group took videotapes of twenty World Cup skiers who had experienced an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear - an injury that sidelines the skier out for a nearly a year and can have health consequences in the future. They said that before this study was made, they really had no clue how these potentially demoralizing injuries, the ACL injuries, actually occur in World Cup riders. Alaska Heliskiing
The experts agreed that the worst position for this injury to occur is when a skier is attempting to make a turn on the path, but inclination too far backwards and inwards into the twist while off-balance. That movement causes his outer ski to lift off the snow. When the skier tries to reach out with his leg to get the ski back on the ground, the very back of the ski hits the snow, pulling the leg with it and turning the lower leg.
The sports medicine and skiing experts studied the injuries in skiers in the downhill, slalom, giant slalom, and super-G events. They also agreed that wet and slushy snow, more common late in the winter season, makes it more probable for the back of the ski to catch on the snow, increasing a skier's chance of suffering an ACL injury.
And although those injuries often heal up within a year, he explained that people who have suffered ACL tears have a much higher risk of getting arthritis in the future, regardless of the treatment they get. Perhaps it is possible to train the skiers to recognize that position and bail out in time.
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