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High school hockey rule change reduces concussion rates from checking

April 25, 2019
Data presented at the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting showed a decrease in the rates of concussions due to being checked…

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Former NFL players have more Alzheimer’s protein markers than non-athletes

April 10, 2019
Living former NFL players with at least one concussion or traumatic brain injury had higher levels of the protein marker tau, commonly associated…


More than 280,000 kids treated for TBIs in EDs every year

March 14, 2019
Pediatric sports- and recreation-related traumatic brain injuries, or SRR-TBIs, cause more than 280,000 visits to EDs throughout the United States…

Greater impairments seen in adolescents with sports-related concussions vs. extreme fractures

March 5, 2019
Temporary impairments in health-related quality of life correlated with sports-related concussions in adolescents compared with sports-related…

Amantadine may be effective treatment for headaches after traumatic brain injury

February 14, 2019
Posttraumatic headaches improved for 80% of patients who took amantadine for 2 months after having postconcussion syndrome, according to a study…

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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…

In the Journals

Light aerobic activity improves concussion recovery time

Infectious Diseases in Children, March 2019
Teens who incorporated light aerobic activity into their concussion treatment plans recovered more quickly than those who did not exercise, according…

In the Journals

Ice hockey experts discuss ways to reduce concussions

February 3, 2019
Experts in ice hockey met to develop actions to reduce the risk of concussions, according to a special communication published in Current Sports

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…

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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…

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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…

Change to kickoff rule linked with reduced concussion rates among Ivy League football players

October 1, 2018
Recently published results showed a reduction in concussions among Ivy League football players after implementation of a kickoff rule change that…

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History of multiple concussions associated with adverse health outcomes

September 11, 2018
Three or more prior concussions were associated with adverse health outcomes in former collegiate football players without professional football…


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…

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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…

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VIDEO: Provance speaks about concussions in adventure athletes

June 3, 2018
BOULDER, Colo. — At the International Extreme Sports Medicine Congress, Aaron J. Provance, MD, discussed the epidemiology and current…

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Worse health-related quality of life seen in adolescents with sports-related concussions vs fractures

June 2, 2018
BOULDER, Colo.— Adolescents with a sports-related concussion had worse initial impairments in overall quality of life compared with adolescents…

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Heading in soccer influenced players’ cognitive performance more than unintentional head impacts

April 24, 2018
There was a correlation between poorer neuropsychological test performance and frequent heading during practice and competition in the 2 weeks prior…

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Study highlights incidence of non-sports-related concussion in children

April 10, 2018
Although most concussions in pediatric patients older than 6 years of age were sports related, investigators found about one-third of concussions…

CommentaryFrom OT Europe

Standardized follow-up needed for young athletes with head injuries

Orthopaedics Today Europe, April 2018
Per Kjaersgaard-Andersen, MD
Young patients are seen almost daily in our emergency units after they have a head injury and exhibit symptoms that indicate they have some degree of…