Ortho Grand Rounds: Winter Sports Injuries

In this issue of Ortho Grand Rounds, several specialists join together to discuss topics that include head and neck injuries, concussions, and spinal cord injuries. For health care providers caring for both professional and recreational athletes, it is important to be familiar with the demands and injuries specical to each sport.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Assess and diagnose common injuries related to popular winter sports and activities.
  • Review common treatment and rehabilitation protocols for winter sports injuries.
  • Discuss appropriate imaging tests needed to obtain accurate diagnoses of common winter sports injuries in multiple joints and anatomic structures.

Reading Resources:

  1. Kuhn AW, Noonan BC, Kelly BT, Larson CM, Bedi A. The Hip in Ice Hockey: A Current Concepts Review. Arthroscopy. 2016; 32-9: 1928-38. 
  2. Tuominen M, Hanninen T, Parkkari J, Stuart MJ, Luoto T, Kannus P, Aubry M. Concussion in the International Ice Hockey World Championships and Olympic Winter Games Between 2006 and 2015. Br J Sports Med. 2017; 51-4: 244-52. 
  3. Jeray KJ. Acute Midshaft Clavicular Fracture. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2007; 15-4: 239-48. 
  4. Laprade RF, Surowiec RK, Sochanska AN, Hentkowski BS, Martin BM, Engebretsen L, Wijdicks CA. Epidemiology, Identification, Treatment and Return to Play of Musculoskeletal-based Ice Hockey Injuries. Br J Sports Med. 2014; 48-1: 4-10. 
  5. Porter EB. Common Injuries and Medical Problems in Singles Figure Skaters. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2013; 12-5: 318-20. 
  6. Foley EC, Bird HA. “Extreme” or Tariff Sports: Their Injuries and Their Prevention (With Particular Reference to Diving, Cheerleading, Gymnastics, and Figure Skating). Clin Rheumatol. 2013; 32-4: 463-7. 
  7. Lipetz J, Kruse RJ. Injuries and Special Concerns of Female Figure Skaters. Clin Sports Med. 2000; 19-2: 369-80. 
  8. Omey ML, Micheli LJ, Gerbino PG 2nd. Idiopathic Scoliosis and Spondylolysis in the Female


Drs. Crasto, and van Eck have reported no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services.

All presenters disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above.  No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.05) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to .5 contact hour.

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Release Date: 11/8/2018 | Last Modified On: 11/14/2019 | Expires: 11/13/2020


November 8, 2018


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Jared A. Crasto

Jared A. Crasto

Resident, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

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