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Neck injuries presenting to emergency departments in the United States from 1990 to 1999 for ice hockey, soccer, and American football.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15793079     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To examine the number and rate of neck injuries in the community as a whole for ice hockey, soccer, and American football by analysing data from patients presenting to emergency departments in the United States from 1990 to 1999. METHODS: Data compiled for the US Consumer Product Safety Commission were used to generate estimates for the total number of neck injuries and the more specific diagnoses of neck fractures, dislocations, contusions, sprains, strains, and lacerations occurring nationally from 1990 to 1999. These data were combined with yearly participation figures to generate rates of injury presenting to emergency departments for each sport. RESULTS: There were an estimated 5038 neck injuries from ice hockey, 19,341 from soccer, and 114 706 from American football. These could be broken down as follows: 4964 contusions, sprains, or strains from ice hockey, 17,927 from soccer, and 104 483 from football; 105 neck fractures or dislocations from ice hockey, 214 from soccer, and 1588 from football; 199 neck lacerations for ice hockey, 0 for soccer, and 621 for football. The rates for total neck injuries and combined neck contusions, sprains, or strains were higher for football than for ice hockey or soccer in all years for which data were available. CONCLUSION: The rate of neck injury in the United States was higher in football than in ice hockey or soccer in the time period studied.
J S Delaney; A Al-Kashmiri
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of sports medicine     Volume:  39     ISSN:  1473-0480     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Sports Med     Publication Date:  2005 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-03-28     Completed Date:  2005-06-07     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0432520     Medline TA:  Br J Sports Med     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e21     Citation Subset:  IM    
McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. <>
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MeSH Terms
Football / injuries*
Hockey / injuries*
Neck Injuries / epidemiology*,  etiology
Soccer / injuries*
United States / epidemiology

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