Meeting News Coverage

Patients with family history of migraines could be more susceptible to concussions

April 29, 2014
PHILADELPHIA — Individuals with a family history of migraines may be more susceptible to concussions, and the inverse is also true, a presenter…

MRI helped pinpoint region of brain injury in patients with concussions

April 16, 2014
Using MRI researchers were able to locate regional white matter damage in the brains of people who experienced chronic dizziness and other symptoms…

Studies show usefulness of portable device for concussion evaluation

April 4, 2014
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences recently published results of two studies that demonstrate an infrared…

Cover Story

Residual problems of concussions have helped raise awareness of symptoms, treatment

Spine Surgery Today, March/April
Each year, 1.7 million people in the United States sustain a traumatic brain injury, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of…

Meeting News Coverage

Study: No link between adolescent football play and neurocognitive function

March 25, 2014
No link was seen between adolescent participation in football and neurocognitive functional abilities later in life, according to data presented at…

Vision tests on sidelines can help better diagnose concussions

March 11, 2014
A vision test given to athletes on the sidelines can help determine whether an athlete has suffered a concussion, according to a study that is…

Research describes concussion-related health issues in retired NFL players

February 27, 2014
Repeated brain trauma leading to multiple concussions was shown in a recently published study to cause reduced levels of growth hormone…

Football helmets may not prevent concussions as well as thought

February 19, 2014
Football helmets do little to protect against side-of-head impact or rotational force, both dangerous sources of brain injury and encephalopathy…

Researchers urge investigation into head use in soccer

February 13, 2014
While a necessary aspect of the world’s most popular sport, researchers are now calling for further study on the use of the head in play to…

Study finds high altitude play may lower concussion risk

February 6, 2014
Playing professional football at higher altitudes can reduce the likelihood of concussions among players based on recent data that investigators…

Study: Helmet models associated with different risks for concussion in football players

February 3, 2014
There may be substantial differences in concussion risk for athletes who wear two different types of football helmets, according to a recently…

Industry News

University of Pittsburgh, UPMC concussion program awarded brain imaging grant

January 24, 2014
General Electric and the National Football League awarded $300,000 from one of their inaugural Head Health Initiative grants to the concussion…

Industry News

NIH announces eight projects on concussion research

December 16, 2013
The National Institutes of Health selected eight projects to receive funding from the Sports and Health Research Program to help answer questions…

In the Journals

Concussion score may denote improvement in athletes 10 days after concussion

November 25, 2013
Researchers in this study found that interscholastic athletes with concussions measured with the Sports Concussion Assessment Tool 2 had…

Commentary

Spine Surgery Today welcomes chief medical editors

Spine Surgery Today, May/June 2014
  Scott D. Boden   John C. Liu We welcome new Chief Medical Editors with this issue of Spine Surgery Today, a…

Concussion guidelines recommend physicians individualize concussion management

January 3, 2013
The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine has released a new position statement regarding concussions that recommend physicians take a more…

Helmet fit critical to concussion prevention

April 12, 2012
Proper helmet fit is a critical and easily modified risk factor for severe concussion in football players, according to researchers in Philadelphia…

Study examines stair-related injuries among children in the United States

March 15, 2012
Researchers with the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio found more…

Early indicators may predict recovery time from concussion in athletes, study finds

February 29, 2012

Discuss in OrthoMind Early neurological indicators and symptoms can predict a protracted healing time in certain concussion cases, according to…

Study of football players suggests concussions caused by series of hits

February 6, 2012
A 2-year study of high school football players suggests that concussions are likely caused by many hits over time and not from a single blow to…