The epidemiology of professional ice hockey injuries: a prospective report of six NHL seasons.

@article{McKay2014TheEO,
  title={The epidemiology of professional ice hockey injuries: a prospective report of six NHL seasons.},
  author={Carly D McKay and Raymond J Tufts and Benjamin D. Shaffer and Willem H. Meeuwisse},
  journal={British journal of sports medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={48 1},
  pages={57-62}
}
BACKGROUND There is a paucity of literature examining injury and illness rates in men's professional ice hockey. This study aimed to determine injury and illness rates in the NHL over six seasons, and identify predictors of injury-related time loss in this population. METHODS This study involved an inclusive cohort of hockey players from all NHL teams competing in the 2006-2007 through 2011-2012 seasons. A standardised electronic injury surveillance system was used to report injury and… CONTINUE READING
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