Review of snowboarding injuries
Snowboarding is a popular sport and can lead not only to various injuries including wrist fracture, closed head injury and acromioclavicular injuries but also to others such as scaphoid fracture or ulna collateral ligament injury which is often difficult to diagnose. Having a high suspicion for specific injuries from known injury patterns associated with snowboarding may help earlier diagnosis which can result in better outcomes for the patient. The severity of injuries will vary depending on the individual’s skill level and their use of protective equipment. Preventive methods for injuries among snowboarders may need to be devised based on differences in skill levels. This review focuses on injuries associated with the use of snowboards, draws comparisons with skiing injuries and suggests strategies for injury prevention.