Table 1

Characteristics of all floorball injuries

Intervention groupControl group
Total (n=197)Acute (n=52)Overuse (n=145)Total (n=152)Acute (n=47)Overuse (n=105)
Time loss, n (%)79 (40)28 (54)51 (35)64 (42)25 (53)39 (37)
Medical attention, n (%)43 (22)14 (27)29 (20)23 (15)6 (13)17 (16)
New injury, n (%)87 (44)40 (77)47 (32)62 (41)27 (57)35 (33)
Reinjury, n (%)110 (56)12 (23)98 (68)90 (59)20 (43)70 (67)
Injury type, n (%)
Fractures1 (2)0 (0)
Joint and ligament15 (29)17 (36)
Muscle and tendon15 (29)12 (26)
Contusions16 (31)15 (32)
Lacerations and skin0 (0)0 (0)
CNS and PNS0 (0)0 (0)
Other150 (77)5 (10)145 (100)108 (71)3 (6)105 (100)
Injury location, n (%)*
Lower limbs155 (78)40 (77)115 (79)126 (83)40 (85)86 (82)
 Hip/groin13 (7)6 (12)7 (5)7 (4)5 (11)2 (2)
 Thigh15 (8)11 (21)4 (3)12 (8)7 (15)5 (5)
 Knee87 (44)9 (17)78 (54)57 (38)7 (15)50 (48)
 Lower leg/Achilles tendon13 (7)3 (6)10 (7)16 (11)7 (15)9 (9)
 Ankle10 (5)8 (15)2 (1)18 (12)12 (26)6 (6)
 Foot/toe17 (9)3 (6)14 (10)16 (10)2 (4)14 (13)
Trunk16 (8)5 (10)11 (8)9 (6)4 (9)5 (5)
Upper limbs12 (6)4 (8)8 (6)10 (7)3 (6)7 (7)
Head and neck6 (3)3 (6)3 (2)1 (1)0 (0)1 (1)
Other1 (0.5)0 (0)1 (1)2 (1)0 (0)2 (2)
  • *Injury location missing for seven injuries in the intervention group and four in the control group.

  • CNS, central nervous system; PNS, peripheral nervous system.