Snowboarding Study: Publications & Presentations

Snowboard Terrain Park Study Completed

Kelly Russell, Brent Hagel, and their team have completed a study examining injury rates and risk factors for snowboard terrain park injuries.  During two winter seasons, there were 344 injuries and the overall injury rate was 0.75 injuries per 1000 runs.  The most common injury was a fractured wrist/lower arm. The half-pipe and jumps had the highest injury rates of all the snowboard terrain park features observed while rails had the lowest rates. Results will be presented at the Canadian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference (Vancouver, November 2011) followed by publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

Project specific presentations/lectures provided

• Kelly Russell has presented preliminary results at a number of conferences and to a number of organizations locally, nationally and internationally:

o Canadian Academy of Sports Medicine in Toronto, June 2010

o SafeKids Canada, February 2011

o Conference on Prevention of Injury & Illness in Sport in Monaco, April 2011

o International Congress on Ski Trauma and Safety in Colorado, May 2011

• Various Rounds at the University of Calgary

o Sport Medicine Centre Rounds

o Community Health Sciences Rounds

o Research Methods Team Rounds

Project specific publications to date

Russell K, Meeuwisse WH, Nettel-Aguirre A, Emery CA, Ruest N, Rowe BH, Goulet C, Hagel BE. (2012). Characteristics of injuries sustained by snowboarders in a terrain park. Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine.  [in press].

Russell K, Meeuwisse W, Nettel-Aguirre A, Emery CA, Wishart J, Rowe BH, Goulet C, Hagel BE. (2011). Snowboarding injury rates and characteristics sustained on terrain park features. Journal of American Society for Testing Materials. [in press].

Russell K, Meeuwisse W, Nettel-Aguirre A, Emery CA, Wishart J, Rowe BH, Goulet C, Hagel BE. Snowboarding injury rates and characteristics sustained on terrain park features. Journal of American Society for Testing Materials. [abstract accepted]

Russell K, Meeuwisse WH, Nettel-Aguirre A, Emery CA, Ruest N, Rowe BH, Goulet C, Hagel BE. The Relationship Between Injuries and Terrain Park Apparatus Use Among Snowboarders in Alberta, Canada. British Journal of Sports Medicine. [submitted]

Russell K, Meeuwisse WH, Nettel-Aguirre A, Emery CA, Ruest N, Wishart J, Rowe BH, Goulet C, Hagel BE. (2011). Injuries and terrain park feature use among snowboarders in Alberta. British Journal of Sports Medicine; 45(4): 311 doi:10.1136/bjsm.2011.084038.4.

Russell K, Meeuwisse WH, Nettel-Aguirre A, Emery CA, Ruest N, Wishart J, Rowe BH, Goulet C, Hagel BE. (2011). Injuries and terrain park feature use among snowboarders in Alberta, Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute for Child and Maternal Health Research Symposium. Poster – Child Health.

Russell K, Meeuwisse W, Nettel-Aguirre A, Emery CA, Wishart J, Rowe BH, Goulet C, Hagel BE. (2011). Snowboarding injury rates and characteristics sustained on terrain park features”, International Ski Safety Society Congress, Keystone, Colorado, Keystone Resort.

Russell K, Meeuwisse WH, Nettel-Aguirre A, Emery CA, Ruest N, Wishart J, Rowe BH, Goulet C, Hagel BE. (2011). Injuries and terrain park feature use among snowboarders in Alberta, IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury & Illness in Sport, Monte-Carlo, Principality of Monaco, Grimaldi Forum.

Russell K, Meeuwisse WH, Nettel-Aguirre A, Emery CA, Ruest N, Wishart J, Rowe BH, Goulet C, Hagel BE. (2011). Injuries and terrain park feature use among snowboarders in Alberta. Br J Sports Med;45(4):311.

Russell K, Meeuwisse WH, Nettel-Aguirre A, Emery CA, Ruest N, Rowe BH, Goulet C, Hagel BE. (2011). The relationship between injuries and terrain park features among pediatric snowboarders, Canadian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference, Vancouver, BC, Westin Bayshore Hotel.

Russell K, Meeuwisse WH, Nettel-Aguirre A, Emery CA, Ruest N, Rowe BH, Goulet C, Hagel BE. (2010). The Relationship Between Injuries and Terrain Park Apparatus Use Among Snowboarders in Alberta, Canada. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine; 20(3):231.

Russell K, Meeuwisse WH, Nettel-Aguirre A, Emery CA, Ruest N, Rowe BH, Goulet C, Hagel BE. (2010). The relationship between injuries and terrain park apparatus use among snowboarders in Alberta, Canadian Academy of Sports Medicine Injury Prevention Symposium, Toronto, Ontario, Westin Harbour Castle.

Russell K, Meeuwisse WH, Nettel-Aguirre A, Emery CA, Ruest N, Rowe BH, Goulet C, Hagel BE. (2010). The Relationship Between Injuries and Terrain Park Apparatus Use Among Snowboarders in Alberta. Canada. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine; 20(3):231.

Russell K, Meeuwisse WH, Nettel-Aguirre A, Emery CA, Ruest N, Rowe BH, Goulet C, Hagel BE. (2009). The relationship between injuries and terrain park apparatus use among snowboarders in Alberta, CIHR National Student Research Poster Competition, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Brodie Atrium.

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