Objective: To describe injury rates and patterns in the emerging sport of hardcourt bike polo (HBP).
Design: Descriptive survey.
Setting: HBP playing areas (urban flat concrete surfaces).
Participants: Twenty-two adult (≥18 years) HBP players who presented to a routine thrice-weekly playing site completed the survey.
Main outcome measurements: Participants completed a survey that was used to evaluate demographics; frequency of play; rate, localization, and severity of injuries sustained in the past 1 year; and use of medical care.
Results: The incidence of sustaining an injury in 1 year was 0.86. The main sites of injury involved the knee, elbow, wrist, and hand. Medical attention was sought by 15% of the injured players.
Conclusion: HBP is a rapidly evolving urban sport in which participants are at risk for trauma-related injury, some of which may be preventable by the addition of appropriate safety equipment.
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