Snowboarding Ankle Injuries: The Snowboarder’s Fracture

Snowboarding Ankle Injuries: The Snowboarder’s Fracture

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President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

Snowboarders tend to get more ankle injuries than skiers, and skiers tend to get more knee injuries than snowboarders
The “snowboarder’s fracture” is unique to ankle injuries in snowboarding
A fracture of the “lateral process of the talus” is sometimes missed on regular x-rays and it’s sometimes necessary to use specialized imaging to make a proper diagnosis
When treated early and properly this fracture will typically allow full return of sports participation but a missed diagnosis can result in significant problems

In this post I’m going to discuss a particular type of broken bone seen in snowboarding often referred to as “the snowboarder’s fracture…

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