According to the American Trauma Society, thousands of children, youths and adults are injured by winter activities such as skiing, snowboarding, sledding and tobogganing.
In 2009, hospital emergency rooms, doctors’ offices, and clinics treated 353,346 injuries related to these winter sports activities.
- Sprains and strains
- Bone dislocations
- Bone fractures
- Facial injuries
- Spine injuries
- Head trauma
Approximately 14 percent of those injuries sustained were head injuries. The percentage of head injuries among children less than 15 years old was higher — about 22 percent.