Print Friendly Version Convert to PDF Convert to RTF Related Assets

February 06, 2013

Injury Ends Season for Skier Lindsey Vonn. What’s Next?

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AA0S) has experts who are available to weigh in on American skier Lindsey Vonn’s injury. Please contact us by phone or email to request an interview or to request a knee graphic to run alongside your story.

ROSEMONT, Ill.– Star American skier Lindsey Vonn tore her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and medial collateral ligament (MCL) in her right knee and sustained a tibial fracture during the super-G at the world championships yesterday. What does this mean for her skiing career and how soon can she bounce back?  Our experts are available to weigh in on this hot topic. Email requests to

According to the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) more than 124,000 individuals were treated for skiing related injuries in 2011.

As part of the AAOS’ Prevent Injuries America! Campaign, orthopaedic surgeons encourage individuals to be extremely careful when hitting the slopes this season and to consider the following safety tips.

# # #
< back

You must be logged in to view this item.

This area is reserved for members of the news media. If you qualify, please update your user profile and check the box marked "Check here to register as an accredited member of the news media". Please include any notes in the "Supporting information for media credentials" box. We will notify you of your status via e-mail in one business day.