The incidence of female hockey injuries on grass and synthetic playing surfaces

Jamison, Sharon and Lee, Christina (1989) The incidence of female hockey injuries on grass and synthetic playing surfaces. Australian Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 21 2: 15-17.

Author Jamison, Sharon
Lee, Christina
Title The incidence of female hockey injuries on grass and synthetic playing surfaces
Journal name Australian Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0813-6289
Publication date 1989-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 21
Issue 2
Start page 15
End page 17
Total pages 3
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Elsevier Australia
Language eng
Abstract The effect of playing surface on rate and type of injury in women's field hockey was examined. A survey was conducted over two years of the Australian National championships: 1984, when the championship was played on grass; and 1985, when Astroturf was used. Injury rates were higher on Astroturf. Injuries to the lower limb were most commonly reported at both championships. When lower-limb injuries were categorised as involving the joints or soft tissue only, it was found that soft-tissue injuries were more frequent on Astroturf, and joint injuries on grass. It is suggested that the risk on injury may be higher on Astroturf and that coaches and players should be aware of the effects of different surfaces on playing style and thus on risk of injury.
Keyword Sport injury
Normal human
Female
Adult
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Psychology Publications
 
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