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DOI:10.1080/14763141003690245
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Author(s):Theobald, Peter; Whitelegg, Liam; Nokes, Leonard D. M.; Jones, Michael D.
Author Affiliation:Trauma Biomechanics Research Group, Institute of Medical Engineering & Medical Physics, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
Title:The predicted risk of head injury from fall-related impacts on to third-generation artificial turf and grass soccer surfaces: A comparative biomechanical analysis
Source:Sports Biomechanics. Vol. 9, No. 1, March 2010, p. 29-37.
# of Pages:8
Publishing Information:Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom: Edinburgh University Press on behalf of International Society of Biomechanics in Sports
Related Web URL:http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14763141003690245
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Keywords:TIC Keywords: Athletic injuries; Health concerns; Natural versus artificial turf; Risk assessment; Soccer fields; Sports turf safety
Abstract/Contents:"The risk of soccer players sustaining mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) following head impact with a playing surface is unclear. This study investigates MTBI by performing headform impact tests from varying heights onto a range of third-generation artificial turf surfaces. Each turf was prepared as per manufacturers specifications within a laboratory, before being tested immediately following installation and then again after a bedding-in period. Each turf was tested dry and when wetted to saturation. Data from the laboratory tests were compared to an in situ third-generation surface and a professional grass surface. The surface performance threshold was set at a head impact criterion (HIC) = 400, which equates to a 10% risk of the head impact causing MTBI. All six third-generation surfaces had a >10% risk of MTBI from a fall >0.77 m; the inferior surfaces required a fall from just 0.46 m to have a 10% MTBI risk. Wetting the artificial turf did not produce a statistically significant improvement (P > 0.01). The in situ third-generation playing surface produced HIC values within the range of bedded-in experimental values. However, the natural turf pitch was the superior performer - necessitating fall heights exceeding those achievable during games to achieve HIC = 400."
Language:English
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Theobald, P., L. Whitelegg, L. D. M. Nokes, and M. D. Jones. 2010. The predicted risk of head injury from fall-related impacts on to third-generation artificial turf and grass soccer surfaces: A comparative biomechanical analysis. Sports Biomech. 9(1):p. 29-37.
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