Published: Jan 2000
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Between 1978 and 1996 48 case of spinal injuries in Swedish ice hockey were identified in a retrospectiva survey. This is probably a reliable estimate of the number of spinal injuries in ice hockey players in Sweden. Fifteen of the players had a permanent neurologic damage. The majority of the injuries occurred during organized matches and 55% were in adult ice hockey. Checking from behind was the most common cause of injury.
Ice hockey, spinal injury, epidemiology
Associate Professor in Sports Medicine, The Ermine Clinic, Lulea,
Paper ID: STP15237S