Pediatric Trauma Center Reviews Youth Ice Hockey Injuires

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Stephanie F. Polites, MD
Department of Surgery and

Michael B. Ishitani, MD
Department of Pediatric Surgery
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

MedicalResearch: What are the main findings of the study?

Answer: Though most injuries were in boys, 20% of the injuries occurred in girls. Extremity fractures and head injuries were the most common injuries with older children and boys more likely to sustain extremity fractures while younger children and girls were more likely to have head injuries or concussions. Life threatening injuries were rare, which is reassuring.
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