Injury patterns and outcomes of ice-fishing in the United States

Cornelius A. Thiels, Matthew C. Hernandez, Martin D. Zielinski, Johnathon M. Aho

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Introduction: Fishing is a common pastime. In the developed world, it is commonly performed as a recreational activity. We aim to determine injury patterns and outcomes among patients injured while ice fishing. Methods: Data on initial emergency department visits from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System-All Injury Program (NEISS-AIP) from 2009-2014 were analyzed. All patients with fishing related injuries were included. Primary endpoint was rate of admission or transfer. Secondary endpoints were defined a priori anatomical injury categories and patients were assigned into groups. Descriptive and power analysis was performed between patients with ice-fishing and traditional fishing related injuries. Results: We identified 8220 patients who sustained fishing related injuries, of which n = 85 (1%) involved ice fishing. Ice fishing injuries occurred primarily in males (88%) with a mean age of 39.4. years ±. 17.5 (std dev). The most common injuries related to ice fishing were: orthopedic/musculoskeletal (46%), minor trauma (37%), and major trauma (6%). Hot thermal injuries (burns) were the fourth most common type of ice-fishing injury (5%) but rarely occurred in warmer fishing months (

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAmerican Journal of Emergency Medicine
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StateAccepted/In press - Dec 11 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Wounds and Injuries
Burns
Orthopedics
Hospital Emergency Service
Hot Temperature

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Injury patterns and outcomes of ice-fishing in the United States. / Thiels, Cornelius A.; Hernandez, Matthew C.; Zielinski, Martin D.; Aho, Johnathon M.

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Thiels, Cornelius A. ; Hernandez, Matthew C. ; Zielinski, Martin D. ; Aho, Johnathon M. / Injury patterns and outcomes of ice-fishing in the United States. In: American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2015.
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