McFarland Clinic

Downhill Skiing: Prevention and Treatment of Knee Injuries

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February 20, 2013, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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Kirkendall Public Library
ICN Room
1210 NW Prairie Ridge Dr.
Ankeny, IA 50023

Skiing is a great aerobic exercise for people of all ages. Ski injuries can be significant and serious. Injuries of the knee account for over 45 percent of all ski-related injuries. Other common injuries include ligament injuries to the thumb; shoulder dislocations and fractures; broken legs and various contusions.

Minimizing risk for ski injury starts well in advance of hitting the slopes. A good ski conditioning program may help keep you injury free and increase your enjoyment on the slopes.
Join Dr. Peter Buck for a discussion on preventing knee injuries from skiing and what treatments are available if you have an injury. Dr. Buck is an avid   skier and formerly served as an orthopedic advisor to various ski areas in Colorado. Currently, he serves as an orthopedic surgeon consultant to ISU athletes and is board certified in both orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.


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