SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 2000

Serious Spinal Injuries in Swedish Ice Hockey


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.

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Tegner, Y
The Ermine Clinic, Lulea, Sweden
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Developed by Committee: F08
Pages: 165–172
DOI: 10.1520/STP15237S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5414-8
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-2488-2