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Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2009 Mar;2(1):25-9. doi: 10.1007/s12178-008-9040-5. Epub 2009 Jan 7.

Snowboarding injuries: a review of the literature and an analysis of the potential use of portable ultrasound for mountainside diagnostics.

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  • 1Departments of Emergency Medicine and Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA.


Snowboarding has become a popular recreational and professional sport. Participants suffer a variety of injuries, especially of the extremities, that require medical evaluation. This article reviews the reported injuries to both leisure and elite athletes. To many, an injured extremity requires travel to a medical facility for accurate evaluation. Musculoskeletal ultrasound is an accurate and portable technology that can be used for real time, mountainside diagnoses of these injuries.

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