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The Bristol Knee Clinic

The Bristol Orthopaedic Clinic

• The Glen Spire Hospital, Bristol
• St Mary's Hospital, Bristol
• St Joseph's Hospital, Newport
• The Lister Hospital, London

Appointment Bookings:

• Tel: 0117 970 6655

Address:


The "Glen" Spire Hospital
Redland Hill
Bristol BS6 6UT

Tel: 0117 980 4080


Bristol Nuffield Hospital at St Mary's
Upper Byron Place
Bristol BS8 1JU

Tel: 0117 970 6655



St Joseph's Hospital
Harding Avenue
Malpas
Newport NP20 6ZE

Tel: 01633 820300


The Lister Hospital
The Lister Hospital
Chelsea Bridge Rd.
Chelsea
London
SW1W 8RH

Tel: 01179 706655

News Topic : Full Version

Effectiveness of helmets in Skiers and Snowboarders

Author: Webmaster     Date: 2/11/2005

"Results of a case study published in the BMJ this month"


A study into the effectiveness of helmets for skiers and snowboarders has been published in The British Medical Journal this month

Over 4300 ski patrol accident reports from 19 ski areas in Quebec, Canada were used to provide the data for the study. Of these 1082 related specifically to skiers and snowboarders who had suffered head and/or neck related injuries

In conclusion, the study states that helmets do help protect skiers and snowboarders against head injuries. There is however, the possibility of an increased risk of neck injury although 'estimates on which this assumption is based are imprecise.'

To read the study in full visit theBMJ website

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