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Snowboard wrist guards-use, effcacy, and design - a systematic review.
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PMID:  22035394     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The popularity of snowboarding has brought awareness to injuries sustained during the sport. Wrist injuries are among the most common injuries, and there is an interest in using protective equipment to prevent these injuries. The purpose of this study was to review the literature on wrist guard use, injury prevention, the biomechanical effects of wrist guards, and the various types of wrist guards commercially available for consumers. A literature search was done using MEDLINE® Ovid (1950 to January 2009), MEDLINE® PubMed® (1966 to January 2009), and EMBASE® (1980 to January 2009) for studies on snowboard injuries and wrist guards. References from the studies found were also reviewed. Two randomized controlled studies (Level I), one meta-analysis (Level II), eight prospective case control studies (Level II), one cross-sectional study, and four biomechanical-cadaveric studies were found from the literature search. Based on the review of this literature, wrist injuries are among the most common injury type, and wrist guard use may provide a protective effect in preventing them. There is no consensus as to what type or design of wrist guard is the most effective and which wrist guards are available for use by the consumer.
Suezie Kim; Steve K Lee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bulletin of the NYU hospital for joint diseases     Volume:  69     ISSN:  1936-9727     ISO Abbreviation:  Bull NYU Hosp Jt Dis     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101300541     Medline TA:  Bull NYU Hosp Jt Dis     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  149-57     Citation Subset:  IM    
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