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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 media@aaos.org.

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.

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Contact(s):
Kelly King Johnson
phone: 847-384-4033
Kayee Ip
phone: 847-384-4035
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