ROSEMONT, Ill., Dec. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Skiing, snowboarding, ice skating and tobogganing are a few fun activities
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in 2017, emergency departments, doctors' offices and clinics treated:
EXPERT ADVICE"Overexerting yourself on the slopes can lead to injuries ending your run for the season," said spokesperson for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and orthopaedic foot, ankle and trauma surgeon Lori K. Reed, MD. "Individuals are at an increased risk of injuries such as sprains, strains, dislocations and fractures due to exhaustion. You can prevent these by staying in good physical condition year-round and listening to your body. Don't push your body when you are in pain or too tired."
The AAOS offers the following tips for winter sports safety:
More Information about the AAOSWith more than 38,000 members, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is the world's largest medical association of musculoskeletal specialists. The AAOS provides educational programs for orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals, champions and advances the highest quality musculoskeletal care for patients, and is the authoritative source of information on bone and joint conditions, treatments and related issues.
For a guide to winter sports injury prevention visit, OrthoInfo.org.
Visit AAOS, at:Newsroom.aaos.org for bone and joint health news, stats, facts, images and interview requests.ANationinMotion.org for inspirational patient stories, and orthopaedic surgeon tips on maintaining bone and joint health, avoiding injuries, treating musculoskeletal conditions and navigating recovery.Orthoinfo.org for patient information on hundreds of orthopaedic diseases and conditions.Facebook.org/AAOS1 Twitter.com/AAOS1 Instagram.com/AAOS_1
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SOURCE American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
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