Posts Categorized: Brain Injury

Concussions in the NFL: A Study in Review

The frequency in which concussions occur in the National Football League (NFL) is an issue of concern. In the March issue of the American Journal of Sports Medicine, authors Michael Clark, Breton Asken, et al. explore the relationship between concussions and the mechanisms by which they occur. The authors state that although there is a… Read more »

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 »