Ice Hockey, Injuries in

Ice hockey is a fast-paced contact sport played extensively in Canada, Europe, Asia, and the United States. The speed, contact, ice, encircling boards, and unique equipment, including sharp skates, a projectile puck, and long sticks, provide a unique set of risks for injury. Despite these risks, ice hockey has fewer injuries than most other popular team sports. Protective equipment, proper technique, adequate conditioning, and good sportsmanship are keys to prevention of serious injury.

The Game

In hockey, two teams compete to score points by moving a thick hard rubber disc called a ...

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