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The effect of visors on head and facial injury in National Hockey League players.
J Sci Med Sport 2006; 9(3):238-42JS

Abstract

There has been an increase in the number of concussions sustained by players in the National Hockey League (NHL). While wearing a helmet is now required by the NHL, the face visor remains optional. It is unknown to what degree face visors influence concussion, other head injury and eye-injury rates at the professional level. Data from the 2001-2002 NHL season were examined. It was found that wearing a face visor did not significantly influence the prevalence of concussion. Visor protection did, however, minimise eye-injuries and other, non-concussion head injuries. These data suggest that, while a visor may prevent some head and eye-injuries, other measures may be necessary to reduce the number of concussions.

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Cognitive Neuroimaging Laboratory, 219 Dickson Hall, Montclair State University, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043, United States.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16716662

Citation

Stevens, S T., et al. "The Effect of Visors On Head and Facial Injury in National Hockey League Players." Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, vol. 9, no. 3, 2006, pp. 238-42.
Stevens ST, Lassonde M, de Beaumont L, et al. The effect of visors on head and facial injury in National Hockey League players. J Sci Med Sport. 2006;9(3):238-42.
Stevens, S. T., Lassonde, M., de Beaumont, L., & Keenan, J. P. (2006). The effect of visors on head and facial injury in National Hockey League players. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 9(3), pp. 238-42.
Stevens ST, et al. The Effect of Visors On Head and Facial Injury in National Hockey League Players. J Sci Med Sport. 2006;9(3):238-42. PubMed PMID: 16716662.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The effect of visors on head and facial injury in National Hockey League players. AU - Stevens,S T, AU - Lassonde,M, AU - de Beaumont,L, AU - Keenan,J P, Y1 - 2006/05/23/ PY - 2006/03/22/accepted PY - 2006/5/24/pubmed PY - 2006/12/9/medline PY - 2006/5/24/entrez SP - 238 EP - 42 JF - Journal of science and medicine in sport JO - J Sci Med Sport VL - 9 IS - 3 N2 - There has been an increase in the number of concussions sustained by players in the National Hockey League (NHL). While wearing a helmet is now required by the NHL, the face visor remains optional. It is unknown to what degree face visors influence concussion, other head injury and eye-injury rates at the professional level. Data from the 2001-2002 NHL season were examined. It was found that wearing a face visor did not significantly influence the prevalence of concussion. Visor protection did, however, minimise eye-injuries and other, non-concussion head injuries. These data suggest that, while a visor may prevent some head and eye-injuries, other measures may be necessary to reduce the number of concussions. SN - 1440-2440 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16716662/The_effect_of_visors_on_head_and_facial_injury_in_National_Hockey_League_players_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1440-2440(06)00049-1 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -