Ski helmets don’t prevent injuries, DH study finds - VPR

Ski helmets aren’t the cranial protection they’re cracked up to be, a new study by Dartmouth-Hitchcock doctors finds.

" A study authored by trauma surgeons at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center looks at the effect that wearing a helmet while skiing or snowboarding has on injuries. As one might expect, the research found that helmet use reduces some types of injury. It also found, however, that serious head injuries actually went up with helmet use. Two of the study’s authors, surgeons Dr. Eleah Porter and Dr. Andrew Crockett, spoke to VPR’s Mitch Wertlieb about their research. They wanted to make one thing very clear off the bat.


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