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National injury prevention measures in team sports should focus on knee, head, and severe upper limb injuries.
Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences, GIH, Department of Sport and Health Sciences, Åstrand Laboratory of Work Physiology.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6483-1394
Karolinska institutet.
Umeå university.
2018 (English)In: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, ISSN 0942-2056, E-ISSN 1433-7347Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

PURPOSE: To examine acute injuries in licensed floorball, football, handball, and ice hockey players in all ages nationwide in Sweden, and to identify the most common and severe injuries in each body location and recommend injury prevention measures.

METHODS: Using national sport insurance data from years 2006-2015 was the incidence and proportion of acute injuries, and injuries leading to permanent medical impairment (PMI), calculated in the four team sports. The most common injury type and injured body part was identified, with a particular focus of the severe injuries. Comparison between sexes was made.

RESULTS: In total, there were 92,162 registered injuries in all sports together. Knee injuries were most common, and also had the highest incidence of PMI, in all ball sports and in female ice hockey players. In male ice hockey, the most common injury was a dental and face injury, and PMI injuries were mostly in the shoulder. The most severe PMI injuries were rare and most often a face/eye injury in male floorball and ice hockey, a concussion in female ice hockey, and a knee injury in female floorball, and in both sexes in football and handball.

CONCLUSIONS: To achieve the greatest impact in reducing the adverse effects of acute sport injuries nationwide in Sweden, preventive measures should focus on knee injuries in all the investigated team sports. The severe head/face and upper limb injuries also need attention. Protective equipment, neuromuscular training programs, rules enforcements, and fair-play interventions may reduce the incidence of injuries.

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Springer, 2018.
Keywords [en]
Accidents, Floorball, Football, Handball, Ice hockey, Insurance, Medical impairment, Nationwide, Prevention, Severe injuries, Soccer, Sport
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Sport and Fitness Sciences
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Medicine/Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:gih:diva-5470DOI: 10.1007/s00167-018-5225-7PubMedID: 30413861OAI: oai:DiVA.org:gih-5470DiVA, id: diva2:1263720
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At the time of Malin Åman's dissertation the article was submitted with the titel 'Acute injuries in floorball, football, handball and ice hockey at a national level and recommended prevention measures'.

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