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Injuries in world junior ice hockey championships between 2006 and 2015

Overview of attention for article published in British Journal of Sports Medicine, June 2016
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Injuries in world junior ice hockey championships between 2006 and 2015
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British Journal of Sports Medicine, June 2016
DOI 10.1136/bjsports-2016-095992
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Markku Tuominen, Michael J Stuart, Mark Aubry, Pekka Kannus, Jari Parkkari


Detailed injury data are not available for international ice hockey tournaments played by junior athletes. We report the incidence, type, mechanism and severity of injuries in males under ages 18 and 20 at junior ice hockey World Championships during 2006-2015. All injuries in the International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior under-20 (WJ U20) Championship and under-18 (WJ U18) Championship were collected over a 9-year period using a strict injury definition, a standardised injury reporting system and diagnoses made by a team physician. 633 injuries were recorded in 1326 games over a 9-year period, resulting in an injury rate (IR) of 11.0 per 1000 player-games and 39.8/1000 player-game hours. The IRs in all tournaments were 4.3/1000 player-games for the head and face, 3.2 for the upper body, 2.6 for the lower body and 1.0 for the spine and trunk. A laceration was the most common injury type followed by a sprain. Lacerations accounted for 80% (IR 3.6) of facial injuries in WJ U20 tournaments. The shoulder was the most common injury site (IR 2.0) in WJ U18 tournaments. Board contact was the mechanism for 59% of these shoulder injuries. Concussion was the most common head and face injury (46%; IR 1.2) in WJ U18 tournaments. The risk of injury among male junior ice hockey players was lower than the reported rates in adult men but higher than that in women. Facial lacerations were common in U20 junior players (WJ U20) since most wear only partial facial protection (visor). The IR for shoulder injuries was high in U18 junior players (WJ U18). Suggested strategies for injury prevention include full facial protection for all players and flexible board and glass for all junior tournaments.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Netherlands 1 2%
Unknown 52 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 10 19%
Student > Master 10 19%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 13%
Other 5 9%
Other 9 17%
Unknown 4 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 21 40%
Sports and Recreations 9 17%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 9%
Computer Science 1 2%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 2%
Other 6 11%
Unknown 10 19%

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