Student Author Information

Karlie EnnisFollow

Access Type

Open Access

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Start Date

April 2019

Department

Athletic Training

Abstract

By studying head impacts over multiple seasons, injury patterns may be recognized which can lead to rule changes and other injury reduction measures. The purpose of our study was to compare head impact characteristics (impact location and mechanism) in men’s soccer over 3 years. We recruited 26 NCAA Division III intercollegiate male soccer players (age=19.64±1.25 years, height=181.70±5.80 cm, mass=76.98±10.19 kg) over 3years. X2 Biosystems xPatch sensors measured frequency and magnitude of all head impacts over a 10 g threshold. The overall male soccer player IR was 7.50/1000 athlete-exposures (CI95=2.85-12.15). The most common head impact mechanism was ball to head (IR=441.86, CI95=406.18-477.55), and the most common location on the head was to the side of the head (IR=478.62, CI95=441.48-515.76). The interaction between mechanism and impact location (F18,2254=1.97, p=.008, η2=.02) and the main effect for location (F6,2254=3.29, p2=

Faculty Mentor(s)

Thomas Bowman, Debbie Bradney

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Comparing Men’s Soccer Head Impact Characteristics Over a Three Year Time Period

By studying head impacts over multiple seasons, injury patterns may be recognized which can lead to rule changes and other injury reduction measures. The purpose of our study was to compare head impact characteristics (impact location and mechanism) in men’s soccer over 3 years. We recruited 26 NCAA Division III intercollegiate male soccer players (age=19.64±1.25 years, height=181.70±5.80 cm, mass=76.98±10.19 kg) over 3years. X2 Biosystems xPatch sensors measured frequency and magnitude of all head impacts over a 10 g threshold. The overall male soccer player IR was 7.50/1000 athlete-exposures (CI95=2.85-12.15). The most common head impact mechanism was ball to head (IR=441.86, CI95=406.18-477.55), and the most common location on the head was to the side of the head (IR=478.62, CI95=441.48-515.76). The interaction between mechanism and impact location (F18,2254=1.97, p=.008, η2=.02) and the main effect for location (F6,2254=3.29, p2=