deceleration injury

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An injury incurred when a moving person stops suddenly (e.g. when a polevaulter lands, an ice hockey player collides with a sidewall, and when a concussed boxer falls onto the boxing ring floor). These injuries can be very traumatic because even in an unrestrained fall from standing height, the head can strike the floor with a force exceeding 300 g.

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