The end of skiing is orthopedics? Let’s hear what orthopedic experts have to say


With the increasing popularity of winter sports tourism, more and more people are participating in ice and snow activities. Some netizens say, “At the end of skiing lies orthopedics.” The director of the Sports Medicine Department at Peking University Third Hospital addressed how to ski scientifically, effectively reducing the risk of fractures and sprains. During a press conference held by the National Health Commission on January 14, it was emphasized that ice and snow sports are technically demanding and require adequate preparation. If done correctly without unnecessarily increasing the difficulty, ice and snow sports can still be a relatively safe activity.

Experts pointed out that beginners should have scientifically sound equipment, with lightweight and insulating clothing to withstand the cold. Those unfamiliar with ice and snow sports should seek instruction from professional coaches. In the beginning, it is advisable to choose low-difficulty ski slopes. If transitioning from low to medium or high difficulty, it is necessary to have a professional coach or seek professional advice. Pay attention to not overextend the time, take adequate breaks, and replenish energy. “Ice and snow sports are still relatively safe, especially for children and teenagers who are more easily able to master technical movements. Those with the means should be encouraged to participate in ice and snow sports as much as possible,” he said.

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