Do mouth-formed mouth guards meet the NCAA rules?

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Title translated into German:Stimmen mundgeformte Mundschutze mit den NCAA-Regeln ueberein?
Author:Kuebker, William A.; Morrow, Robert M.; Cohen, Peter A.
Published in:The physician and sportsmedicine
Published:14 (1986), 6 , S. 69-74, Lit.
Format: Publications (Database SPOLIT)
Publication Type: Journal article
Media type: Print resource
ISSN:0091-3847, 2326-3660
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Identification number:PU198704029266


The arch lengths of the maxillary casts of 413 university football players were measured and compared with the arch lengths of 12 types of mouth-formed mouth guards to determine how closely each type of mouth guard conformed to NCAA rules. The study found that, for a significant number of university football players, currently available mouth-formed mouth guards are not large enough to meet the NCAA rules and that a population of black athletes has a significantly larger mean arch length than a population of racially mixed athletes. The largest mouth-formed mouth guard met the NCAA rule for only 5.5 of football players of a predominantly black team. Verf.-Referat