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Eliminating Fighting and Head Hits from Hockey

Opportunities and Barriers

Smith, Aynsley M., RN, PhD1; Farrell, Kyle J., BSc2; Roberts, William O., MD, MS, FACSM3; Moris, Mae R.2; Stuart, Michael J., MD4

Current Sports Medicine Reports: January 2019 - Volume 18 - Issue 1 - p 35–40
doi: 10.1249/JSR.0000000000000556
Head, Neck, and Spine: Special Communications
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Removing fighting from ice hockey is an essential concussion prevention strategy that will improve the safety of the game at all levels.

1Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN;

2Sports Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN;

3Department of Family Medicine and Community Health University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; and

4Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Address for correspondence: Aynsley M. Smith, RN, PhD, Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine, Mayo Clinic, 200 First St SW, Rochester, MN 55905; E-mail: Smith.Aynsley@mayo.edu.

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