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Field-based measures of head impacts in high school football athletes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23042253     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Recent technological advances have allowed the in-vivo measurement of impacts sustained to the head during helmeted sports. These measurements are of interest to researchers and clinicians for their potential to understand both the underlying mechanics of concussive injuries and the potential for real-time injury diagnostics. Following an overview of impact biomechanics, this review will evaluate the following: in-vivo technology being used in American football players; impact frequencies and magnitudes; and the biomechanical threshold for concussion.
RECENT FINDINGS: The average high school athlete sustains over 650 impacts in a season, and the level at which concussion occurs is approximately 100  g and 5500  rad/s/s.
SUMMARY: High school athletes sustain a significant number of head impacts each year. The impacts are similar in both volume and magnitude when compared with collegiate athletes. The magnitude of impact that results in concussion is also the same at both levels of play, although the collegiate athlete may have a higher injury tolerance.
Steven P Broglio; James T Eckner; Jeffery S Kutcher
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in pediatrics     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1531-698X     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr. Opin. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-13     Completed Date:  2013-06-04     Revised Date:  2013-12-04    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9000850     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Pediatr     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  702-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Biomechanical Phenomena
Brain Concussion / diagnosis*
Football / injuries*
United States
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