In the Journals

Light aerobic activity improves concussion recovery time

February 8, 2019
Teens who incorporated light aerobic activity into their concussion treatment plans recovered more quickly than those who did not exercise, according…


‘Rapid, easy’ tool records concussion symptoms

January 24, 2019
A smartphone-supported tool allowed for “rapid and easy” recording of concussion symptom reporting behavior, according to findings…

In the Journals

Multiplayer tackle drills lead to most severe head impacts

January 14, 2019
Multiplayer tackle drills led to the highest frequency of head impacts, according to findings recently published in the Journal of Neurosurgery

FDA News

FDA grants marketing authorization to concussion tool

January 7, 2019
The FDA recently granted Oculogica marketing authorization for its EyeBOX concussion test, the first noninvasive, baseline-free tool to assist in…

In the JournalsPerspective

Multiple hits over time can cause concussion

December 14, 2018
The number and severity of head impacts — not just a single large head impact — may cause concussion, according to findings recently…

In the Journals

Mandated health screenings for footballers may miss signs of CV incidents

November 27, 2018
Mandated health screenings for European football players may not always catch the potential for CV incidents, according to a study published in the…

In the Journals

AAP updates guidance on sport-related concussions in youth

November 12, 2018
Up to 1.9 million children are estimated to have concussions in the United States each year, and these injuries may be underreported among young…

In the Journals

Concussions may increase suicide risk

November 12, 2018
Sustaining a concussion and/or a mild traumatic brain injury was tied to a higher risk for suicide, according to findings of a systematic review…

Meeting News

Sleep helps children with sports-related concussions recover sooner

November 5, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. — Young athletes with sports-related concussions who had poor sleep were more likely to experience greater symptom severity and a…

In the Journals

Parents' knowledge of concussion improves with decision aid

October 1, 2018
A decision-making aid that provides parents with information on minor head injuries through illustrations and charts helped them identify symptoms of…

In the Journals

Young, fit athletes still carry CVD risk

September 25, 2018
Researchers found that 11% of “master” athletes had CVD, according to a study recently published in BMJ Open Sport & Exercise


CDC issues guideline for managing mild concussion in kids

September 6, 2018
The CDC published 19 recommendations in JAMA Pediatrics to assist physicians in diagnosing, treating and estimating the prognosis of mild traumatic…

Meeting News

Concussions have greater psychological impact in athletes with ADHD

August 22, 2018
Athletes with ADHD have a greater risk for anxiety and depression after a concussion, according to a study presented at the American Academy of…

In the Journals

Traumatic brain injury increases risk for suicide

August 14, 2018
Patients who had traumatic brain injury and initiated medical contact were at higher risk for suicide than those without TBI, according to findings…

In the Journals

Screening identifies diseases linked to sudden cardiac death in adolescent athletes

August 9, 2018
CV screening identified diseases associated with sudden cardiac death in children who played soccer, according to a study published in The New

Meeting News

Patellar tendon may be superior graft choice for younger female patients

July 8, 2018
SAN DIEGO — Female patients who received bone-patellar tendon-bone autograft had fewer graft retears compared with patients who received…

Meeting NewsPerspective

Current return-to-sport criteria may not identify second ACL injury risk for youth athletes

July 7, 2018
SAN DIEGO – Current criteria that evaluate the readiness of youth athletes to return to pivoting and cutting sports after ACL injury may not…

In the Journals

Students on sports teams at higher risk for concussion

June 21, 2018
Among U.S. high school students, 15.1% reported at least one concussion in the prior year, with a higher prevalence among students who played on a…

Cover Story

Youth sport superspecialization: A path to injuries, burnout

Orthopedics Today, June 2018
When it comes to youth sports, often it is all about “keeping up with the Joneses.” Young athletes are specializing in a single sport at…


How should the female athlete triad be addressed in adolescent female athletes?

Orthopedics Today, June 2018
Female athlete triad refers to the abnormal menses and affected bone health, such as increased risk of stress fractures and osteoporosis, that comes…