Prevention is always the best treatment option and as expert Orthopaedic Surgeon, Richard Sinnerton, advises: “Tell the truth about your weight and ability when you rent your skis. Lying to the ski-rental guys may not be as dangerous as telling a few porkies before bungee-jumping, and the release tensions in bindings must be correct if you're to avoid the risk of serious injury”.
He goes on to advise that carving skis are the best to hire to avoid crossed tails and falls. Tearing the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) or damaging the acromio-clavicular joint while skiing is a common injury; if you fall, don't try to get up while the skis are moving or you may hear a devastating 'pop'!
However, no matter how much we listen to the good advice, sometimes things go wrong when skiing, which can result in dislocations, fractures, tendon tears and other general limb carnage. So if you are unlucky enough to be lifted off to the local hospital, only to come out temporarily plastered up and clutching a scan of your injury, what do you do next? The important thing, if at all possible, is to get skiing again as soon as possible - getting the right specialist depending on the nature of the injury is important.
The key thing is to do your research, find out who the top experts are and explore those treatment options that will best suit your personal circumstances. For further information on knee injuries and the possible treatment options please click here; or for shoulder injuries please click here. For help finding an appropriate medical expert for your condition, whether it affects your shoulders, wrist, knees, feet, spine or head, please click here.