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Study cites differences in concussion outcomes for football players by level of competition

Study cites differences in concussion outcomes for football players by level of competition
July 20, 2016

Investigators of this study found youth athletes, high school athletes and collegiate athletes who played football had different concussion-related outcomes which may be due to factors such as biologic differences or variations in policies.

“Overall, having athletic trainers on-site at any level of play is important to detect, diagnose and manage concussion,” Zachary Y. Kerr, PhD, MPH, told Healio.com/Orthopedics. “All colleges should have an athletic trainer on-site during football games and practices. However, a number of high schools do not have access to a full-time athletic trainer, and many youth football leagues do not have any access. An investment in an athletic trainer at these games and [at] practices is an investment in the health and safety of our adolescent and children athletes.”

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Concussion rate rises among adolescents

July 18, 2016
Concussion injuries have significantly increased in the general population, predominantly driven by a substantial rise among adolescents, according to study findings…
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High return-to-play rates found for football players who underwent surgery for shoulder instability

July 18, 2016
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Results presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting showed high-level intercollegiate football…

Athletes who delay reporting concussion may have longer recovery times

July 12, 2016
Athletes who did not immediately report concussion symptoms and continued to play had a greater chance for prolonged recovery than athletes who immediately reported…
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Less time between pitches may increase muscle fatigue

June 28, 2016
A simulation of baseball pitches showed decreasing the time between pitches may significantly increase muscle fatigue and the risk of ligament…

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VIDEO: A look at return-to-play in extreme sport athletes

June 23, 2016
BOULDER, Colo. — Omer Mei-Dan, MD, spoke about what physicians need to consider when they clear athletes for return-to-play in extreme sports.

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VIDEO: Hackett discusses differences in caring for extreme athletes vs traditional athletes

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BOULDER, Colo. — At the International Extreme Sports Medicine Congress, Thomas R. Hackett, MD, discussed the differences between providing care…

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VIDEO: Hackett talks snowboarding and related injuries

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BOULDER, Colo. — Thomas R. Hackett, MD, discussed the extreme sport of snowboarding and its associated injuries, both in the casual participant…

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Concussion linked to greater academic dysfunction than extremity injury in students

May 25, 2016
Recent findings published in the American Journal of Public Health showed that students experienced greater academic dysfunction 1 week after…

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Lower hip ROM found in soccer players with previous hip, groin injuries

April 27, 2016
Although results from a cross-sectional study of professional soccer players indicated decreased hip range of motion correlated with more hip- and…

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Concussed athletes found likely to sustain lower extremity injuries after return to play

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Athletes with concussions have a higher chance of sustaining acute lower extremity musculoskeletal injuries after return to play than athletes…

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Increased lateral tibial slope cited as risk factor for ACL injury in male collegiate football players

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More than 40% of retired NFL players showed evidence of traumatic brain injury

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Investigators of an ongoing study to be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s Annual Meeting found 42.5% of retired National…

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