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Pediatric concussion rates in ice hockey comparable with football

January 14, 2016
The overall concussion rate for children and adolescents who participated in ice hockey was similar to those reported in other high-impact sports…

New youth concussion screening technology and data collection to roll out in District of Columbia

January 5, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Representatives from the Children’s National Health System and MedStar Sports Medicine recently announced new…

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Uninjured athletes present with concussion-like symptoms, obscure concussion diagnostics

January 4, 2016
A significant proportion of uninjured high school athletes presented with symptoms related to post-concussion syndrome, making symptom-based…

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…

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Orthopedists should stay up-to-date on advances in concussion diagnosis

Orthopedics Today, December 2015
For orthopedic surgeons who work on the sidelines of athletic teams, it is important to be able to recognize a concussion after a head injury in…

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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Sports-related spine injuries, spine surgery do not always end sports participation

Spine Surgery Today, November/December 2015
Catastrophic spinal cord injuries in sports are rare, but soft tissue spine injuries and concussions are fairly common in most levels of sports play…


Apply ThinkFirst approach to education research in sportsrelated injuries

Spine Surgery Today, November/December 2015
The ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation identifies and provides evidence-based programs to help people learn to reduce their risk for…

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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…


BLOG: Youth football injuries can be prevented, minimized with some precaution

October 13, 2015
Football is one of the most popular sports played by young athletes in the United States. It also leads all other sports in the number of yearly…

Survey reveals majority of adults do not recognize common concussion symptoms

October 1, 2015
A recent survey of 1,000 adults in the United States, conducted by KRC Research in partnership with Abbott, revealed 80% of adults cannot identify…


High rates of concussion seen with youth, high school, college football practice

Spine Surgery Today, September/October 2015
Concussion rates in football athletes at the youth, high school and collegiate levels were found to be highest during a game situation, but practice…

10 items to read in pediatric and adolescent sports medicine

August 24, 2015
Orthopedics Today has highlighted ten important stories to keep your practice up-to-date regarding sports medicine issues in younger patients.  

Concussion specialists, physical therapists added to University Hospitals

August 3, 2015
To strengthen University Hospitals’ concussion management program, the university recently announced it has added primary care concussion…

In the Journals

Two metrics may improve quality of care for traumatic brain injury patients

July 28, 2015
According to the results of a recently published study, overall rates of patient safety indicators and hospital-acquired conditions can be indicative…

Cervical cord MRI T2 hyperintensity may not affect return to play in contact athletes

Spine Surgery Today, July/August 2015
An MRI finding of T2 hyperintensity in the cervical spinal cord of professional athletes can be used as evidence of cord trauma, but it may not…

In the Journals

Player-to-player contact causes more concussions than heading in soccer

July 16, 2015
Although heading the ball is the activity most commonly associated with concussions in soccer, a recent study suggested that player-to-player contact…

In the Journals

Research finds distinct brain patterns in patients with concussion-related depression, anxiety

June 16, 2015
Study findings presented in Radiology indicate distinct injury patterns within the brains of patients with concussion-related depression and…

Football helmet add-ons may not reduce risk of concussion

June 8, 2015
Football helmet add-ons, including outer soft-shell layers, spray treatments, helmet pads and fiber sheets, may not significantly help lower the risk…

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VIDEO: Examining how American high school athletes view concussive injuries

April 13, 2015
LAS VEGAS — At the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Guillem Gonzalez-Lomas, MD, examines a study on the the viewpoints…