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Measurement of head impacts in youth ice hockey players.
Int J Sports Med 2010; 31(11):826-33IJ

Abstract

Despite growing interest in the biomechanical mechanisms of sports-related concussion, ice hockey and the youth sport population has not been studied extensively. The purpose of this pilot study was: 1) to describe the biomechanical measures of head impacts in youth minor ice hockey players; and, 2) to investigate the influence of player and game characteristics on the number and magnitude of head impacts. Data was collected from 13 players from a single competitive Bantam boy's (ages 13-14 years) AAA ice hockey team using telemetric accelerometers implanted within the players' helmets at 27 ice hockey games. The average linear acceleration, rotational acceleration, Gadd Severity Index and Head Injury Criterion of head impacts were recorded. A significantly higher number of head impacts per player per game were found for wingers when compared to centre and defense player positions (df=355, t=3.087, p=0.00218) and for tournament games when compared to regular season and playoff games (df=355, t=2.641, p=0.086). A significant difference in rotational acceleration according to player position (F2,1812=4.9551, p=0.0071) was found. This study is an initial step towards a greater understanding of head impacts in youth ice hockey.

Authors+Show Affiliations

University of Toronto, Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Toronto, Canada. nick.reed@utoronto.ca

Pub Type(s)

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

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20830655

Citation

Reed, N, et al. "Measurement of Head Impacts in Youth Ice Hockey Players." International Journal of Sports Medicine, vol. 31, no. 11, 2010, pp. 826-33.
Reed N, Taha T, Keightley M, et al. Measurement of head impacts in youth ice hockey players. Int J Sports Med. 2010;31(11):826-33.
Reed, N., Taha, T., Keightley, M., Duggan, C., McAuliffe, J., Cubos, J., ... Montelpare, W. (2010). Measurement of head impacts in youth ice hockey players. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 31(11), pp. 826-33. doi:10.1055/s-0030-1263103.
Reed N, et al. Measurement of Head Impacts in Youth Ice Hockey Players. Int J Sports Med. 2010;31(11):826-33. PubMed PMID: 20830655.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Measurement of head impacts in youth ice hockey players. AU - Reed,N, AU - Taha,T, AU - Keightley,M, AU - Duggan,C, AU - McAuliffe,J, AU - Cubos,J, AU - Baker,J, AU - Faught,B, AU - McPherson,M, AU - Montelpare,W, Y1 - 2010/09/09/ PY - 2010/9/11/entrez PY - 2010/9/11/pubmed PY - 2011/2/23/medline SP - 826 EP - 33 JF - International journal of sports medicine JO - Int J Sports Med VL - 31 IS - 11 N2 - Despite growing interest in the biomechanical mechanisms of sports-related concussion, ice hockey and the youth sport population has not been studied extensively. The purpose of this pilot study was: 1) to describe the biomechanical measures of head impacts in youth minor ice hockey players; and, 2) to investigate the influence of player and game characteristics on the number and magnitude of head impacts. Data was collected from 13 players from a single competitive Bantam boy's (ages 13-14 years) AAA ice hockey team using telemetric accelerometers implanted within the players' helmets at 27 ice hockey games. The average linear acceleration, rotational acceleration, Gadd Severity Index and Head Injury Criterion of head impacts were recorded. A significantly higher number of head impacts per player per game were found for wingers when compared to centre and defense player positions (df=355, t=3.087, p=0.00218) and for tournament games when compared to regular season and playoff games (df=355, t=2.641, p=0.086). A significant difference in rotational acceleration according to player position (F2,1812=4.9551, p=0.0071) was found. This study is an initial step towards a greater understanding of head impacts in youth ice hockey. SN - 1439-3964 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20830655/Measurement_of_head_impacts_in_youth_ice_hockey_players_ L2 - http://www.thieme-connect.com/DOI/DOI?10.1055/s-0030-1263103 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -