By Leon S. Benson, MD Special to Pioneer Press
As seen in the Evanston Review, January 26, 2015
Planning a family ski trip to Wisconsin this winter? Or hoping to surprise your spouse with a romantic skate around the new Maggie Daley ice ribbon downtown? Are the kids clamoring for a trip to Flick or James parks to sled for an afternoon?
Winter excursions like these are a tried-and-true tradition for many North Shore residents. Not only do they allow you to stay active during the winter months, but also they create long-lasting memories and strengthen bonds among family and friends. Unfortunately, participation in winter sports doesn’t always end on a high note. In any given year, more than 300,000 people are treated for winter sports-related injuries, including sprains, strains, dislocations, fractures, tears and more.