Biomechanics of sport concussion: quest for the elusive injury threshold

Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2011 Jan;39(1):4-11. doi: 10.1097/JES.0b013e318201f53e.


Previous concussion biomechanics research has relied heavily on the animal model or laboratory reconstruction of concussive injuries captured on video footage. Real-time data collection involves a novel approach to better understanding the medical issues related to sport concussion. Recent studies suggest that a concussive injury threshold is elusive and may, in fact, be irrelevant when predicting the clinical outcome.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acceleration*
  • Athletes
  • Athletic Injuries / etiology*
  • Biomechanical Phenomena
  • Brain Concussion / etiology*
  • Head Protective Devices
  • Humans
  • Telemetry