Injury Surveillance System

FIS ISS pic

FIS has developed an Injury Surveillance System (ISS) for the FIS disciplines. Aimed at reducing the number of injuries suffered by elite athletes, the FIS ISS research project is led by the Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center (Norway) together with the University of Salzburg (Austria).

FIS is concerned about the number of injuries suffered by elite athletes in the FIS disciplines. This project provides FIS with current and reliable data on injury trends at the elite level so that appropriate steps to address the risk factors through FIS rules and regulations, as well as obtaining a basis for providing proper injury prevention programs`, can be taken.

The specific objectives of the FIS ISS project include monitoring injury patterns; monitoring trends in injury risk across the disciplines; and providing background data for in-depth studies of the causes of injury for particular injury types in specific disciplines, such as serious knee and head injuries.

 

FIS Publications:

FIS ISS brochure 2008

FIS ISS report 2009 OSTRC

FIS ISS report 2010 salzburg

FIS ISS report Alpine Skiing OSTRC 2011

 

FIS ISS report 2013 OSTRC

 

Video analysis of 4 ACL injuries 2012/13 World Cup season

 

FIS ISS Report 2014 OSTRC

FIS ISS Publications in Journals:

Florenes TW, Bere T, Nordsletten L, et. al.: Injuries among male and female World Cup alpine skiers. Br J Sports Med 43: 973-978, 2009 - to access the abstract please click here.

Florenes TW, Nordsletten L, Heir S, et. al.: Recording injuries among World Cup skiers and snowboarders: a methodological study. Scand J Med Sci Sports 2009 - to access the abstract please click here.

Florenes TW, Heir S, Nordsletten L, et. al.: Injuries among World Cup freestyle skiers. Br J Sports Med 44: 803-808, 2010 - to access the abstract please click here.

Florenes TW, Nordsletten L, Heir S, et. al.: Injuries among World Cup ski and snowboard athletes. Scand J Med Sci Sports 2010 - to access the abstract please click here.

Bere T, Florenes TW, Krosshaug T, et. al.: Mechanisms of anterior cruciate ligament injury in World Cup alpine skiing: a systematic video analysis of 20 cases. Am J Sports Med 39: 1421-1429, 2011- to access the abstract please click here.

Bere T, Florenes TW, Krosshaug T, et. al.: Events leading to anterior cruciate ligament injury in World Cup Alpine Skiing: a systematic video analysis of 20 cases. Br J Sports Med 45: 1294-1302, 2011 - to access the abstract please click here.

Bakken A, Bere T, Bahr R, et. al.: Mechanisms of injuries in World Cup Snowboard Cross: a systematic video analysis of 19 cases. Br J Sports Med 45: 1315-1322, 2011 - to access the abstract please click here.

Steenstrup SE, Bere T, Florenes TW, et. al.: Injury incidence in qualification runs versus final runs in FIS World Cup snowboard cross and ski cross. Br J Sports Med 45: 1310-1314, 2011 - to access the abstract please click here.