Injury prevention

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Sports-related mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) is a growing area of concern to the public, media, clinicians, and researchers. There are still a wide array of unanswered questions within the mTBI literature. A number of these questions could potentially be answered using biomechanical techniques to understand how the brain responds to impacts, how characteristics of impacts may influence individuals uniquely, and how impacts may influence recovery outcomes. The purpose of this paper is to highlight gaps in the mTBI literature that are relevant to biomechanists, and to propose how the application of biomechanics may help answer these questions in the future.