Maxillofacial and dental injuries sustained in hurling.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/110019
Title:
Maxillofacial and dental injuries sustained in hurling.
Authors:
Murphy, C; Ahmed, I; Mullarkey, C; Kearns, G
Affiliation:
Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Mid Western Regional Hospital, Dooradoyle, Limerick. colmmurphy1978@gmail.com
Citation:
Maxillofacial and dental injuries sustained in hurling. 2010, 103 (6):174-6 Ir Med J
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Jun-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/110019
PubMed ID:
20669600
Abstract:
The incidence of facial injuries in hurling has decreased since the introduction of helmets with facial protection. The aim of this study was to identify the incidence of facial and dental injuries sustained in hurling training or matches and compliance with wearing helmets, with or without modified or unmodified faceguards. This prospective study included all patients who attended the Mid Western Regional Hospital Limerick, with injuries sustained while playing hurling during 2007 and 2008 seasons. The study population included 70 patients. Forty two (60%) injuries occurred during practice and 28(40%) during matches. Fifty two players (75%) sustained facial injuries whilst no helmet was worn. Eighteen injuries (25%) were sustained by players wearing helmets. Th study demonstrates that 60% of injuries occur during training when players do not wear helmets. We support the recent introduction by the GAA making it compulsory to wear helmets with faceguard protection from January 1st 2010.
Language:
en
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, Cen
dc.contributor.authorAhmed, Ien
dc.contributor.authorMullarkey, Cen
dc.contributor.authorKearns, Gen
dc.date.accessioned2010-08-20T15:39:45Z-
dc.date.available2010-08-20T15:39:45Z-
dc.date.issued2010-06-
dc.identifier.citationMaxillofacial and dental injuries sustained in hurling. 2010, 103 (6):174-6 Ir Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid20669600-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/110019-
dc.description.abstractThe incidence of facial injuries in hurling has decreased since the introduction of helmets with facial protection. The aim of this study was to identify the incidence of facial and dental injuries sustained in hurling training or matches and compliance with wearing helmets, with or without modified or unmodified faceguards. This prospective study included all patients who attended the Mid Western Regional Hospital Limerick, with injuries sustained while playing hurling during 2007 and 2008 seasons. The study population included 70 patients. Forty two (60%) injuries occurred during practice and 28(40%) during matches. Fifty two players (75%) sustained facial injuries whilst no helmet was worn. Eighteen injuries (25%) were sustained by players wearing helmets. Th study demonstrates that 60% of injuries occur during training when players do not wear helmets. We support the recent introduction by the GAA making it compulsory to wear helmets with faceguard protection from January 1st 2010.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.titleMaxillofacial and dental injuries sustained in hurling.en
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Mid Western Regional Hospital, Dooradoyle, Limerick. colmmurphy1978@gmail.comen
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen

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