CMAJ 2022 Jun;194(24):E834-E842
Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre (Eliason, Hagel, Palacios-Derflingher, Warriyar KV, Bonfield, Black, Emery), Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary; Integrated Concussion Research Program (Eliason, Black), University of Calgary; Departments of Pediatrics and Community Health Sciences (Hagel, Emery), Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alta.; Australian Health Services Research Institute (Palacios-Derflingher), Faculty of Business and Law, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, Australia; Faculty of Education (Mrazik), University of Alberta; Department of Family Medicine (Lebrun), Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry; Glen Sather Sport Medicine Clinic (Lebrun), University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alta.
Background: Although high rates of injury occur in youth ice hockey, disagreements exist about the risks and benefits of permitting bodychecking. We sought to evaluate associations between experience with bodychecking and rates of injury and concussion among ice hockey players aged 15-17 years.
Methods: We obtained data from a prospective cohort study of ice hockey players aged 15-17 years in Alberta who played in leagues that permitted bodychecking. Read More