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Evaluation and Management of Hand, Wrist and Elbow Injuries in Ice Hockey

Authors Tedesco LJ, Swindell HW, Anderson FL, Jang E, Wong TT, Kazam JK, Kadiyala RK, Popkin CA

Received 17 January 2020

Accepted for publication 12 March 2020

Published 28 April 2020 Volume 2020:11 Pages 93—103

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/OAJSM.S246414

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Editor who approved publication: Prof. Dr. Andreas Imhoff


Liana J Tedesco,1 Hasani W Swindell,1 Forrest L Anderson,1 Eugene Jang,1 Tony T Wong,2 Jonathan K Kazam,2 R Kumar Kadiyala,3 Charles A Popkin1

1Center for Shoulder, Elbow and Sports Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA; 2Department of Radiology, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY, USA; 3Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA

Correspondence: Charles A Popkin
Columbia University Medical Center, 622 West 168 St, PH – 11, New York, NY 10032, USA
Email cp2654@columbia.edu

Abstract: Ice hockey continues to be a popular, fast-paced, contact sport enjoyed internationally. Due to the physicality of the game, players are at a higher risk of injury. In the 2010 Winter Olympics, men’s ice hockey had the highest injury rate compared to any other sport. In this review, we present a comprehensive analysis of evaluation and management strategies of common hand, wrist, and elbow injuries in ice hockey players. Future reseach focusing on the incidence and outcomes of these hand, wrist and elbow injuries in ice hockey players is warranted.

Keywords: ice hockey, dorsal ulnotriquetral ligament, olecranon bursitis, Os styloideum, gamekeeper’s thumb

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