Concussion in Professional Football: Summary of the Research Conducted by the National Football League's Committee on Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Elliot J. Pellman, MD; David C. Viano, Dr. Med., PhD


Neurosurg Focus. 2006;21(4) 

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The NFL study was conducted to increase the scientific information available to physicians and sports professionals based on prospective clinical information and contemporary, "real-time" biomechanical data. The NFL's Committee on Mild Traumatic Brain Injury is currently supervising work on an animal model of mild TBI, mouthpieces, and studies of retired players that we hope will continue to add information and shed light on the complicated clinical syndrome of mild TBI in athletes.


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