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Ice hockey injuries in a Japanese elite team: a 3-year prospective study.
J Athl Train 2009 Mar-Apr; 44(2):208-14JA

Abstract

CONTEXT

As the Asian Ice Hockey League gradually expands and becomes more competitive, ice hockey-related injuries may increase. However, no reports have been published on ice hockey injuries in Japan, including the method of injury and the daily supervision of the players during the regular season.

OBJECTIVE

To prospectively study the incidence, types, and mechanisms of ice hockey injuries in an elite Japanese ice hockey team.

DESIGN

Prospective observational cohort study design.

SETTING

An elite ice hockey team, Tokyo, Japan.

PATIENTS OR OTHER PARTICIPANTS

Ninety-four players during the 2002-2005 seasons.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S)

Data were collected for 3 consecutive seasons using an injury reporting form.

RESULTS

The overall game injury rate was 74.3 per 1000 player-game hours and 11.7 per 1000 player-game hours for injuries resulting in any time loss. The overall practice injury rates were 11.2 per 1000 player-practice hours and 1.1 per 1000 player-practice hours for injuries resulting in any time loss. Forwards had the highest rate of injury, followed by defensemen and then goalkeepers. Contusions were the most common injury, followed by strains, lacerations, and sprains.

CONCLUSIONS

Most injuries among Japanese ice hockey players occurred during games. Game or play intensity may influence the injury rate during games.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Aichi Toho University, Meito-ku, Nagoya, Japan. kuzuhara@aichi-toho.ac.jpNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19295967

Citation

Kuzuhara, Kenji, et al. "Ice Hockey Injuries in a Japanese Elite Team: a 3-year Prospective Study." Journal of Athletic Training, vol. 44, no. 2, 2009, pp. 208-14.
Kuzuhara K, Shimamoto H, Mase Y. Ice hockey injuries in a Japanese elite team: a 3-year prospective study. J Athl Train. 2009;44(2):208-14.
Kuzuhara, K., Shimamoto, H., & Mase, Y. (2009). Ice hockey injuries in a Japanese elite team: a 3-year prospective study. Journal of Athletic Training, 44(2), pp. 208-14. doi:10.4085/1062-6050-44.2.208.
Kuzuhara K, Shimamoto H, Mase Y. Ice Hockey Injuries in a Japanese Elite Team: a 3-year Prospective Study. J Athl Train. 2009;44(2):208-14. PubMed PMID: 19295967.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Ice hockey injuries in a Japanese elite team: a 3-year prospective study. AU - Kuzuhara,Kenji, AU - Shimamoto,Hideki, AU - Mase,Yasuyoshi, PY - 2009/3/20/entrez PY - 2009/3/20/pubmed PY - 2009/7/16/medline KW - epidemiology KW - injury rates KW - injury surveillance SP - 208 EP - 14 JF - Journal of athletic training JO - J Athl Train VL - 44 IS - 2 N2 - CONTEXT: As the Asian Ice Hockey League gradually expands and becomes more competitive, ice hockey-related injuries may increase. However, no reports have been published on ice hockey injuries in Japan, including the method of injury and the daily supervision of the players during the regular season. OBJECTIVE: To prospectively study the incidence, types, and mechanisms of ice hockey injuries in an elite Japanese ice hockey team. DESIGN: Prospective observational cohort study design. SETTING: An elite ice hockey team, Tokyo, Japan. PATIENTS OR OTHER PARTICIPANTS: Ninety-four players during the 2002-2005 seasons. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Data were collected for 3 consecutive seasons using an injury reporting form. RESULTS: The overall game injury rate was 74.3 per 1000 player-game hours and 11.7 per 1000 player-game hours for injuries resulting in any time loss. The overall practice injury rates were 11.2 per 1000 player-practice hours and 1.1 per 1000 player-practice hours for injuries resulting in any time loss. Forwards had the highest rate of injury, followed by defensemen and then goalkeepers. Contusions were the most common injury, followed by strains, lacerations, and sprains. CONCLUSIONS: Most injuries among Japanese ice hockey players occurred during games. Game or play intensity may influence the injury rate during games. SN - 1938-162X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19295967/Ice_hockey_injuries_in_a_Japanese_elite_team:_a_3_year_prospective_study_ L2 - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmid/19295967/ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -