Information about project titled 'Mechanisms of ACL injuries in World Cup alpine skiing: a systematic video analysis of 20 cases'
Mechanisms of ACL injuries in World Cup alpine skiing: a systematic video analysis of 20 cases
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|Project manager:||Tone Bere|
|Supervisor(s):||Lars Nordsletten, Roald Bahr|
|Coworker(s):||Tron Krosshaug, Tonje Wåle Flørenes, Vegar Sørumshagen, Hideyuki Koga, Veit Senner, Erich Müller, Chris Irving, Robert Reid|
We have limited insight into the mechanisms of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in alpine skiing, particularly among professional ski racers.
The objective is to describe the mechanisms of ACL injuries in World Cup alpine skiing.
Twenty cases of ACL injuries reported through the International Ski Federation Injury Surveillance System (FIS ISS) for three consecutive World Cup seasons (2006-09) were obtained on video. Seven international experts performed visual analyses of each case to describe the injury mechanisms in detail (skiing situation, skier behavior, biomechanical characteristics).
Results from this project will provide a better understanding on why and how the ACL injuries occur in World Cup alpine skiing. This is essential knowledge to reduce the risk of injury and improve skiing safety among the athletes.