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PM R. 2011 Jun;3(6):523-6. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2011.02.004.

Characterization of injuries during hardcourt bike polo participation: a descriptive survey.

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Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, University of Florida, 4101 NW 89th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606, USA. nohmy@ortho.ufl.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To describe injury rates and patterns in the emerging sport of hardcourt bike polo (HBP).

DESIGN:

Descriptive survey.

SETTING:

HBP playing areas (urban flat concrete surfaces).

PARTICIPANTS:

Twenty-two adult (≥18 years) HBP players who presented to a routine thrice-weekly playing site completed the survey.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASUREMENTS:

Participants completed a survey that was used to evaluate demographics; frequency of play; rate, localization, and severity of injuries sustained in the past 1 year; and use of medical care.

RESULTS:

The incidence of sustaining an injury in 1 year was 0.86. The main sites of injury involved the knee, elbow, wrist, and hand. Medical attention was sought by 15% of the injured players.

CONCLUSION:

HBP is a rapidly evolving urban sport in which participants are at risk for trauma-related injury, some of which may be preventable by the addition of appropriate safety equipment.

PMID:
21665164
DOI:
10.1016/j.pmrj.2011.02.004
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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