Posts Categorized: Brain Injury

The Real Dangers of Concussions

Sports are a great outlet for children to be active, develop social skills, and learn the importance of teamwork. According to The Boston Globe, three out of four American families with school-aged children have at least one playing an organized sport. This is a total of roughly 45 million children. It’s important that kids are allowed… Read more »

Sports Concussions for Children and Teens

Management of Sports Concussions in the Pediatric and Adolescent Population There is an excellent review in the January/February issue of Orthopedics by Dr. Aaron Provance et al. which covers the management of sports-related concussions in the pediatric and adolescent population. Below is a summary of the key points in managing sports related concussions. Concussions make up nearly 10% of… Read more »

Brain Injury from Contact Sports Possible Even Without Concussion

Research suggests that repeated impact to the head, like many contact athletes experience, can cause damage to the brain even without a concussion. Dr. Thomas McAlllister at Indiana University School of Medicine compared a group of college athletes engaged in contact sports like ice hockey and football with those participating in track and field. The… Read more »