The winter season brings out skiers and snowboarders to the hills, including some Olympians. But whether or not you are an Olympian, injuries can happen on the hills. In a recent review, a team of researchers looked into the frequency of injuries at previous Winter Olympics. The authors reported that certain snow sports presented the higher injury rates, such as snowboarding and freestyle skiing. Some other interesting findings included injury location, where almost half the recorded injuries happened to the lower body, and injury type, with most athletes suffering bruise or sprain-like injuries. Even if your goal is not the Olympics, this information can certainly help you prepare for the next trip to the hills.
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