Keeping Refs Safe on the Ice

Study published in USA Hockey Magazine

January 23, 2023
Headshot of Dr. Charles A. Popkin
Dr. Charles A. Popkin

While there's no lack of information on player injuries, Dr. Charles A. Popkin and colleagues discovered a lack of published literature examining injuries to the officials. Undaunted, the physicians conducted a study through the Columbia University Center for Shoulder, Elbow and Sports Medicine examining injuries reported by officials of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) . Now, in the latest edition of USA Hockey Magazine, Dr. Popkin reports on the study originally published in The Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine.

In addition, Dr. Popkin has a new, regular column in USA Hockey Magazine. "Ask Dr. Hockey" launched in the January/February 2023 edition of the magazine.


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Article by Dr. Charles A. Popkin in the January/February 2023 edition of USA Hockey Magazine