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Injury incidence in a men's elite bandy league: an epidemiological study of a full regular season.
Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2007 Dec; 17(6):636-40.SJ

Abstract

Bandy is a popular European winter team-sport. The best bandy teams participate in semi-professional leagues, where the play-off games attract more than 10,000 spectators. Injury patterns in elite bandy have not been investigated previously. The aim of this study is to examine the incidence and types of injuries sustained during elite bandy games for men. Twelve of the 16 teams in the Swedish elite bandy league during the 2002 season participated in the study. In total, 36 injuries were recorded, corresponding to 7.3 injuries/1000 player game hours and 5.7 injuries/1000 athlete exposures. Collision was the most common injury cause (47%), while contusion was the most common injury type (25%), followed by fracture (22%) and ligament rupture (19%). The study showed that the injury incidence in elite bandy is low, but also that the injuries that are still sustained are relatively severe. This pattern can be explained by the fact that even though bandy rules do not allow body checks, collisions between skaters moving at high speeds still cause the majority of injuries. Further studies of the injury rehabilitation practices, and the implementation and evaluation of safety programs in elite bandy are warranted.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Social Medicine and Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden. tti@ida.liu.seNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17331084

Citation

Timpka, T, et al. "Injury Incidence in a Men's Elite Bandy League: an Epidemiological Study of a Full Regular Season." Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, vol. 17, no. 6, 2007, pp. 636-40.
Timpka T, Risto O, Borg K, et al. Injury incidence in a men's elite bandy league: an epidemiological study of a full regular season. Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2007;17(6):636-40.
Timpka, T., Risto, O., Borg, K., & Johansson, J. (2007). Injury incidence in a men's elite bandy league: an epidemiological study of a full regular season. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, 17(6), 636-40.
Timpka T, et al. Injury Incidence in a Men's Elite Bandy League: an Epidemiological Study of a Full Regular Season. Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2007;17(6):636-40. PubMed PMID: 17331084.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Injury incidence in a men's elite bandy league: an epidemiological study of a full regular season. AU - Timpka,T, AU - Risto,O, AU - Borg,K, AU - Johansson,J, Y1 - 2007/03/01/ PY - 2007/3/3/pubmed PY - 2008/3/26/medline PY - 2007/3/3/entrez SP - 636 EP - 40 JF - Scandinavian journal of medicine & science in sports JO - Scand J Med Sci Sports VL - 17 IS - 6 N2 - Bandy is a popular European winter team-sport. The best bandy teams participate in semi-professional leagues, where the play-off games attract more than 10,000 spectators. Injury patterns in elite bandy have not been investigated previously. The aim of this study is to examine the incidence and types of injuries sustained during elite bandy games for men. Twelve of the 16 teams in the Swedish elite bandy league during the 2002 season participated in the study. In total, 36 injuries were recorded, corresponding to 7.3 injuries/1000 player game hours and 5.7 injuries/1000 athlete exposures. Collision was the most common injury cause (47%), while contusion was the most common injury type (25%), followed by fracture (22%) and ligament rupture (19%). The study showed that the injury incidence in elite bandy is low, but also that the injuries that are still sustained are relatively severe. This pattern can be explained by the fact that even though bandy rules do not allow body checks, collisions between skaters moving at high speeds still cause the majority of injuries. Further studies of the injury rehabilitation practices, and the implementation and evaluation of safety programs in elite bandy are warranted. SN - 0905-7188 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17331084/Injury_incidence_in_a_men's_elite_bandy_league:_an_epidemiological_study_of_a_full_regular_season_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0838.2006.00623.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -