Artificial playing surface increases the injury risk in pivoting indoor sports: a prospective one-season follow-up study in Finnish female floorball.

@article{Pasanen2008ArtificialPS,
  title={Artificial playing surface increases the injury risk in pivoting indoor sports: a prospective one-season follow-up study in Finnish female floorball.},
  author={Kati Pasanen and Jari P Parkkari and Lorena Rossi and P Kannus},
  journal={British journal of sports medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={42 3},
  pages={194-7}
}
OBJECTIVES To compare the injury risk in pivoting indoor sports between two different surfaces: artificial floors and wooden floors. METHODS Female players (n = 331) from 26 top-level Finnish floorball teams were followed for one competitive season (6 months). All traumatic game related time-loss injuries were recorded. Injury incidences were calculated as the number of injuries per 1000 game hours for both surfaces. Incidence rate ratios (IRRs) were obtained from Poisson regression models… CONTINUE READING

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