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Snowboarding and skiing continue to grow in popularity, with more people taking up this extreme sport each year. However, both sports place great mechanical stress on the body and can bring with them a high number of injuries. 

If you’ve sustained a fall or minor injury while on the slopes, don’t delay getting it checked out. Hairline fractures, cartilage damage and little niggles can grow into something bigger if not treated. If you’ve been treated in a hospital abroad and aren’t sure whether you need more treatment back in the UK, we can provide rapid access to the experience and expertise to diagnose and treat any snow injury. 

 

Common snow sports injuries 

  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury
  • Medical collateral ligament (MCL) injury
  • Shoulder injuries and dislocations 
  • Concussion 
  • Skier’s thumb 
  • Meniscal tear
  • Snowboarder’s ankle 
  • Ankle sprains 
  • Groin and hip injuries
  • Hand and wrist injuries 
     
Coming across Fortius was honestly one of the best decisions my team and I have ever made for my career – Natalia Harte, Professional Skier

Diagnosing your injury 

If you’ve had an X-ray in the hospital local to the resort you were staying at, this could rule out fractures and broken bones. However, if you are still experiencing pain following your injury, it could be you have soft tissue damage to your cartilage, ligaments, tendons and other tissues. An MRI scan highlights any potential or existing injury or damage to your soft tissues that may require treatment and rehabilitation. 

Rehabilitation and prevention 

Our sports physicians and surgeons work closely with some of the UK’s top physiotherapists and other allied health professionals. Our expert physician team of Rheumatologists and Sports and Exercise Medicine doctors can help design specialist rehabilitation treatment programmes in conjunction with other specialists.

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