Ice hockey injuries

Franklin H. Sim, William T. Simonet, L. Joseph Melton, Tracy A. Lehn

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Ice hockey is a team sport that has recently grown in popularity not only in the United States but also in Canada and Europe. With this increase in popularity has come a growing concern about the number and severity of injuries. The world literature on the biome chanics and physiology of ice hockey was reviewed in an attempt to evaluate the forces and mechanisms involved in the game. The influence of rule and equip ment changes on injury patterns was particularly stud ied. Several studies on the epidemiology of injuries, providing data on the types of injuries and the mecha nisms of those injuries, were analyzed to determine the conclusions that could be supported and those that require further study. Possible changes in the patterns and types of injury are outlined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)30-40
Number of pages11
JournalThe American Journal of Sports Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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