Concussions Experienced by Major League Baseball Catchers and Umpires: Field Data and Experimental Baseball Impacts

@article{Beyer2011ConcussionsEB,
  title={Concussions Experienced by Major League Baseball Catchers and Umpires: Field Data and Experimental Baseball Impacts},
  author={Jeffrey A. Beyer and Steven Rowson and Stefan M. Duma},
  journal={Annals of Biomedical Engineering},
  year={2011},
  volume={40},
  pages={150-159}
}
Some reports have shown that head injuries in baseball may comprise up to 18.5% of all competitive sports-related head injuries. The objective of this study was to evaluate the response of catcher and umpire masks to impacts at these different regions to discover the impact conditions that represent the greatest risk of injury. A series of 10 events in which a catcher or umpire in Major League Baseball, who experienced a foul ball to the mask that resulted in a concussion, were analyzed through… CONTINUE READING

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While impacts to a mask result in head accelerations which are near or below levels commonly associated with the lower limits for head injury , the exact injury mechanism is unclear , as concussions are still experienced by the mask wearers .
While impacts to a mask result in head accelerations which are near or below levels commonly associated with the lower limits for head injury , the exact injury mechanism is unclear , as concussions are still experienced by the mask wearers .
While impacts to a mask result in head accelerations which are near or below levels commonly associated with the lower limits for head injury , the exact injury mechanism is unclear , as concussions are still experienced by the mask wearers .
While impacts to a mask result in head accelerations which are near or below levels commonly associated with the lower limits for head injury , the exact injury mechanism is unclear , as concussions are still experienced by the mask wearers .
While impacts to a mask result in head accelerations which are near or below levels commonly associated with the lower limits for head injury , the exact injury mechanism is unclear , as concussions are still experienced by the mask wearers .
While impacts to a mask result in head accelerations which are near or below levels commonly associated with the lower limits for head injury , the exact injury mechanism is unclear , as concussions are still experienced by the mask wearers .
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