Do helmets worn for hurling fail to protect the ear? Identification of an emerging injury pattern.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/292585
Title:
Do helmets worn for hurling fail to protect the ear? Identification of an emerging injury pattern.
Authors:
Martin-Smith, James D; Chan, Jeffery C Y; Power, Kieran T; Crowley, Paddy J; Clover, Anthony James P
Affiliation:
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Cork University Hospital, Cork, Ireland. jmartins@tcd.ie
Citation:
Do helmets worn for hurling fail to protect the ear? Identification of an emerging injury pattern. 2012, 46 (16):1134-6 Br J Sports Med
Journal:
British journal of sports medicine
Issue Date:
Dec-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/292585
DOI:
10.1136/bjsports-2012-091280
PubMed ID:
22976908
Abstract:
Hurling is an Irish national game of stick and ball known for its ferocity, played by 190 000 players. Facial injuries were common but have been significantly reduced by legislation enforcing compulsory helmet wearing. Current standard helmets worn by hurlers do not offer protection to the external ear. Here we describe an emerging pattern of ear injuries and demonstrate the risk of external ear injuries in hurlers complying with current helmet safety standards. A 6-month retrospective analysis was carried out of patients attending Cork University Hospital (CUH) with ear lacerations sustained while hurling. Patient notes were reviewed and helmet manufacturers were interviewed. Seven patients were identified, all of whom sustained complex through ear lacerations while wearing helmets complying with current safety standards. Current helmet design fails to protect the external ear placing it at an increased risk of injury, a potential solution is to include ear protection in the helmet design.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Adolescent; Adult; Athletic Injuries; Ear, External; Head Protective Devices; Humans; Lacerations; Male; Retrospective Studies; Sports Equipment; Track and Field; Young Adult
ISSN:
1473-0480

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMartin-Smith, James Den_GB
dc.contributor.authorChan, Jeffery C Yen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPower, Kieran Ten_GB
dc.contributor.authorCrowley, Paddy Jen_GB
dc.contributor.authorClover, Anthony James Pen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-21T14:33:17Z-
dc.date.available2013-05-21T14:33:17Z-
dc.date.issued2012-12-
dc.identifier.citationDo helmets worn for hurling fail to protect the ear? Identification of an emerging injury pattern. 2012, 46 (16):1134-6 Br J Sports Meden_GB
dc.identifier.issn1473-0480-
dc.identifier.pmid22976908-
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/bjsports-2012-091280-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/292585-
dc.description.abstractHurling is an Irish national game of stick and ball known for its ferocity, played by 190 000 players. Facial injuries were common but have been significantly reduced by legislation enforcing compulsory helmet wearing. Current standard helmets worn by hurlers do not offer protection to the external ear. Here we describe an emerging pattern of ear injuries and demonstrate the risk of external ear injuries in hurlers complying with current helmet safety standards. A 6-month retrospective analysis was carried out of patients attending Cork University Hospital (CUH) with ear lacerations sustained while hurling. Patient notes were reviewed and helmet manufacturers were interviewed. Seven patients were identified, all of whom sustained complex through ear lacerations while wearing helmets complying with current safety standards. Current helmet design fails to protect the external ear placing it at an increased risk of injury, a potential solution is to include ear protection in the helmet design.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to British journal of sports medicineen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdolescent-
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshAthletic Injuries-
dc.subject.meshEar, External-
dc.subject.meshHead Protective Devices-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshLacerations-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studies-
dc.subject.meshSports Equipment-
dc.subject.meshTrack and Field-
dc.subject.meshYoung Adult-
dc.titleDo helmets worn for hurling fail to protect the ear? Identification of an emerging injury pattern.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Cork University Hospital, Cork, Ireland. jmartins@tcd.ieen_GB
dc.identifier.journalBritish journal of sports medicineen_GB
dc.description.provinceMunsteren

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