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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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Mobile app helps patients monitor concussion symptoms

December 17, 2015
Researchers from NYU Langone Medical Center will conduct a study of a new mobile app, designed to help patients with concussions track their symptoms…

In the Journals

Better results and survivorship found with refixation vs partial meniscectomy for root tears

December 4, 2015
A minimum 5-year follow-up of patients with medial meniscus posterior root tears showed patients who underwent refixation had superior clinical…

High rates of return to sport seen after arthroscopic Bankart repair

December 2, 2015
Although a survey of patients who underwent arthroscopic Bankart repair for the treatment of chronic shoulder instability showed all patients who…

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Patient-reported results, knee stability improved after all-inside double-bundle ACL reconstruction

November 29, 2015
Investigators found significant improvements from preoperative measures at 24.8-month follow-up for both mean side-to-side differences and Lysholm…

U.S. Soccer announces player safety campaign that includes restrictions on heading in youth soccer

November 25, 2015
Following the resolution of a class action lawsuit regarding youth soccer concussion, the United States Soccer Federation has recently announced an…

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BLOG: Injuries in youth basketball players can be prevented with proper training

November 20, 2015
Basketball has been a favorite sport ever since James Naismith first nailed a peach basket to the wall of the YMCA in Springfield, Mass. in 1891. It…

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Study highlights increased number of ACL tears among youth

October 29, 2015
The number of ACL tears among adolescents and school-aged children has increased during the past 20 years, according to results recently presented at…

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ACL injury most likely in female high school athletes participating in basketball, soccer, lacrosse

October 26, 2015
Data presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics Conference and Exhibition indicates female high school athletes have a higher risk of ACL tear…

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Despite warnings, creatine supplements endorsed for teens in health food stores

October 26, 2015
WASHINGTON D.C. — Despite recommendations against pediatric creatine use by the AAP and American College of Sports Medicine, two-thirds of…

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AAP releases policy statement on tackling injuries in youth football

October 25, 2015
WASHINGTON — Enforcement of proper tackling rules and availability of athletic trainers on the sidelines are recommended to reduce injuries in…

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