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Difference in odds ratio in potential risk factors among ACL injured competitive alpine skiers: -a retrospective study based on a questionnaire among competitive alpine skiers
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sports medicine.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to detect differences in odds ratio in potential risk factors at the time of the injury among ACL injured competitive alpine skiers. 33 elite and sub-elite ACL injured alpine skiers participated in the study and answered at an internet-based questionnaire referring to personal data, training, type of injury, how the injury occurred and conditions during the incidence.

Of 33 alpine skiers, 11 sustained their injury after 3-4 consecutive days of training. Eighteen alpine skiers injured their ACL after 1-4 runs. The majority of the injuries occurred in the slalom events (SL and GS). Forty-eight percent reported that the weather was clear at the time of the incidence, while 21 practitioners reported that they slept eight or more hours the night before the injury.

The main finding of the present study was that the majority of the ACL injuries in among alpine ski racers occurred after 3-4 consecutive training days. No differences were detected in odds ratio of the rest of the variables (number of runs, type of discipline, weather, light setting and snow conditions) which seem not to be related to the ACL injury rate of the rest of the variables. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 32 p.
Keyword [en]
Alpine skiing, knee injuries, questionnaire, training days
National Category
Sport and Fitness Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-122465OAI: diva2:939063
External cooperation
Alpina landslaget
Educational program
Master program in Sports Medicine
Available from: 2016-06-17 Created: 2016-06-17 Last updated: 2016-06-17Bibliographically approved

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