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Scientists Develop New Way to Measure Cumulative Effect of Head Hits in Football
Date:7/19/2013

cts that may result in a higher concussion rate, the researchers reported.

Additionally, the study found a wide variation in player exposure within the team, with a 22-fold variation in the exposure per impact for practices and a 47-fold variation in the exposure for impact for games.

Studies like this are vital to understanding the biomechanical basis of head injuries related to football, Stitzel said. The metric fully captures a player's exposure over the course of the season and will be used in conjunction with other pre- and post-season evaluations, including MRI and neurological tests conducted as part of this study.

The research team hopes that this work may ultimately improve helmet safety and design to make football a safer sport.

The study was funded by the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma.

Co-authors are Jillian Urban, M.S., Elizabeth Davenport, B.S., Adam Golman, M.S., Joseph Maldjian, M.D., Christopher Whitlow, M.D., and Alexander Powers, M.D., of Wake Forest Baptist.

Download interview of the study's senior author, Joel Stitzel, Ph.D.: http://www.wakehealth.edu/news/downloads/

Note: The high school football players participated in the study while playing for Reagan High School of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System during the 2012 season.

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (wakehealth.edu) is a fully integrated academic medical center located in Winston-Salem, N.C. The institution comprises Wake Forest School of Medicine, a leading center for m
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