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Évaluation des attelles de protection du poignet en snowboard

Abstract : Case control study. We first studied all the wrist guards enrolled in the study by examining their wear rate on the various locations of the arm against a control group of non injured snowboarders. We then examined the two single most worn types of wrist guards by comparing their wear rate in the various injured locations of the arm against their wear rate in a control group of snowboarders that did not suffer an arm injury. The presence of wrist guards proved its efficiency against the risk of arm injuries, all locations mistaken. The use of wrist guards, all types mistaken, proved to be efficient on preventing wrist injuries. There was no increase in injuries on the more proximal locations of the arm. However, the higher wear rate of wrist guards in elbow injuries, especially of rigid, short, volar placed wrist guards as used in skateboarding, seems to imply a risk of displacement to this location. The risk appears to be weak and would imply 5 seasons of data collection on the scale of an epidemiologic survey such as realized each season by the French mountain injury survey (Réseau épidémiologique des Médecins de Montagne). Conclusion : The use of wrist guards, all types mistaken, has proven its efficiency in protecting the wrist compared to the absence of wrist guards. Our results do suggest that the use of soft, deformable wrist guard devices should be favored.
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Marc Kieffer. Évaluation des attelles de protection du poignet en snowboard. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2010. ⟨dumas-00626386⟩



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