Skiing, snowboarding, ice-skating and sledding are just a few of the winter sports enjoyed by all ages. These family activities offer adventure and excitement; however, high-speed injuries are responsible for more than 400,000 emergency room visits each year. Many of these injuries can be quite serious, like bone fractures and head concussions.
Generally, injuries tend to be sport-specific. For example, snowboarders have a higher incidence of wrist fractures, while skiers tend to injure their knees. Statistically, most injuries occur toward the end of the day due to fatigue.