Knee injuries have soared, but only for skiers on the French Alps

Posted By: The Ski Channel on October 22, 2009 11:45 am

The British Orthopaedic Sports Trauma Association has reported that knee injuries are up to 28% as of the year 2004. In 1994, the percentage was at a mere 9%. Why is that? What is it about the French Alps? Is it just that there’s a greater number of skiers on those mountains than there were in 1994? Or are more people skiing drunk?

Perhaps people took better care of themselves in the 90′s. Maybe people waited until they really knew what they were doing before they attempted certain runs. It seems a lot of people bite off more than they can chew nowadays. Head injuries have gone down since more people now wear helmets…that makes sense. I’m still not sure why more people are messing up their knees…thoughts?