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Winter Advisory: Ski Right - to Avoid Common Injuries!
Date:1/9/2014

Danbury, CT (PRWEB) January 09, 2014

Dr. Angelo Ciminiello, a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, is fellowship-trained in sports medicine. He served as assistant team physician to the Boston Celtics and Northeastern University, and is the director of Orthopedic Trauma at Danbury Hospital. His specialties include arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery, complex knee and shoulder surgery, hip surgery, orthopedic trauma and fracture care. Dr. Ciminiello, a frequent speaker to the medical community and civic groups on sports medicine issues, is team physician for Ridgefield High School. Learn more at: http://dortho.com/our-providers/physician-directory/438-dr-angelo-ciminiello.

Winter’s here, and that means millions of snow enthusiasts will head to the hills. We’re lucky to live in the Northeast, with so many opportunities for skiing, skating, snowshoeing and snowboarding. But along with all that outdoor fun comes the risk of injury. While skiing fatalities are literally about one in a million, the rate of injury is much higher, ranging from minor sprains to serious ligament tears and broken bones.

Any skiing enthusiast will tell you, this sport is a great way to enjoy some healthy exercise while you take in the beauty of nature’s winter wonderland. But … it’s only healthy exercise if you prepare properly. That means being well-trained, alert to snow conditions, and using your good judgement.

Researchers estimate that about 600,000 people nationally are injured each year as a result of skiing and snowboarding – a decrease of 50 percent since the 1970s, thanks to improvements in training and equipment. Still, as a sports medicine specialist, every winter week brings me new patients with snow-sport related injuries. So with that in mind, here are some tips to help you ski safel
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