STP1050

    Eye and Face Injuries in High School Hockey: Cutting Down the Risks

    Published: Jan 1989


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    Abstract

    In 1970, two out of every three hockey players suffered some type of facial injury. As a result of standards, certification of face protectors, and rules for mandatory protective equipment, eye, face, and dental injuries have almost been eliminated. This paper reviews how the modern athletic trainer coordinates the observance of the rules, the choice of protective equipment for the face and head, and monitoring of equipment adjustment for optimum performance and safety.

    Keywords:

    ice hockey, ice hockey injuries, eye injuries, face injuries, high school hockey, risks


    Author Information:

    Mastrangelo, FA
    Sports trainer, Matignon High School, Cambridge, MA


    Paper ID: STP24036S

    Committee/Subcommittee: F08.57

    DOI: 10.1520/STP24036S


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