Mouthguards in Sport Activities History, Physical Properties and Injury Prevention Effectiveness

@article{Knapik2007MouthguardsIS,
  title={Mouthguards in Sport Activities History, Physical Properties and Injury Prevention Effectiveness},
  author={J. Knapik and S. Marshall and R. Lee and S. Darakjy and S. Jones and Timothy A Mitchener and G. G. Cruz and B. Jones},
  journal={Sports Medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={37},
  pages={117-144}
}
AbstractThree systematic reviews were conducted on: (i) the history of mouthguard use in sports; (ii) mouthguard material and construction; and (iii) the effectiveness of mouthguards in preventing orofacial injuries and concussions. [...] Key Method Materials used for mouthguards included: (i) polyvinylacetate-polyethylene or ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) copolymer; (ii) polyvinylchloride; (iii) latex rubber; (iv) acrylic resin; and (v) polyurethane. Latex rubber was a popular material used in early mouthguards…Expand
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