USA Hockey National Registry for Catastrophic Injuries in Ice Hockey


  • Study type

  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Site IRB
    • Rochester, Minnesota: 08-002859
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 08-002859

About this study

The purpose of this USA Hockey registry is to collect information on the prevalence of catastrophic injuries for both genders in youth, high school, junior, college, national program, adult amateur, minor league, and professional ice hockey in the United States.  The goal is to design and maintain a comprehensive registry of catastrophic injuries in ice hockey that will be the primary source of catastrophic ice hockey injury data in the United States. The registry will provide data to support potential rule and equipment changes.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Athletes in the United States who sustain a catastrophic or potentially catastrophic injury while playing ice hockey.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

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Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Michael Stuart, M.D.

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Contact information:

Michael Stuart M.D.