In the Journals

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…

In the JournalsPerspective

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…

Commentary

Focus on ways to make youth sports safer, not boycott

Orthopedics Today, March 2018
Anthony A. Romeo, MD
The spring sports season has arrived. Although the issue of concussions starts to wane with the start of baseball season, we need to be involved in…

In the JournalsPerspective

Half of patients with concussions fail at least one validity indicator

March 12, 2018
More than 50% of patients who completed baseline neurocognitive testing in sports-related concussion testing did not pass at least one of four…

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Presenter says action plan is needed to prevent spine injuries in athletes

March 9, 2018
NEW ORLEANS At the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Andrew C. Hecht, MD, spoke about on-field management of spine…

FDA News

FDA authorizes first blood test for concussions

February 14, 2018
Today, the FDA approved the marketing of the first blood test to assess concussion in adults, known as the Brain Trauma Indicator, according to a…

Health lessons from the Super Bowl remain relevant year-round

February 5, 2018
While the Super Bowl draws the NFL season to a close, several health issues raised around this year’s game remain important for clinicians to…

Experts provide tips on diagnosing, treating concussions

February 2, 2018
A prompt diagnosis is critical when encountering a patient who might have a concussion, a sports medicine doctor who specializes in sports-related…

Video

VIDEO: Hockey Hall of Famer says more research needed on concussions

February 1, 2018
PHILADELPHIA – Hockey Hall of Famer and former Philadelphia Flyer Eric Lindros recently called for more research into concussions. Lindros…

NFL, NHL greats discuss concussions, CTE, PCPs’ role in concussion management

February 1, 2018
While the sporting world prepares for its biggest event of the year, many former players are still suffering from the after effects of their own…

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Presenter speaks to concussions, chronic traumatic encephalopathy

January 29, 2018
KOLOA, Hawaii – At Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2018, Jack M. Bert, MD, spoke about concussions and chronic traumatic

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Orthopedic surgeons stay ahead of the issue of concussions in sports

January 10, 2018
“The bottom line is though, we have to do better at identifying [concussions] and taking the player away from the game if we suspect a…

Social media analysis reveals misunderstandings related to sports TBI

Orthopedics Today, January 2018
An analysis of Twitter tweets showed the public has mixed perceptions of and sentiment toward traumatic brain injuries and concussion in sports…

In the Journals

Female athletes at higher risk of concussion vs male athletes during contact sports

December 6, 2017
Results published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons showed female athletes and patients with prior concussion were more…

In the Journals

Wearable sensors may overestimate number of head impact events in sports

October 30, 2017
Results published in The American Journal of Sports Medicine showed head impact events in sports may be substantially overestimated by existing…

In the Journals

Convergence insufficiency linked with increased risk of prolonged recovery from concussion

October 24, 2017
Patients with convergence insufficiency after sport-related concussion had an increased risk for prolonged recovery, according to results published…

In the Journals

Study cites factors for high-magnitude head impact exposure in youth football

October 18, 2017
Results from this study indicated youth football players who experienced higher levels of head impact exposure were more likely to be…

In the JournalsPerspective

World Rugby refutes proposed tackle, scrum ban for school rugby

October 3, 2017
Because of the high rates of injury associated with youth rugby, two experts from Newcastle University in England argue that tackle and other forms…

In the Journals

Symptoms following first-time, sports-related concussions lingered longer in female athletes

October 2, 2017
Results from a study published in The Journal of American Osteopathic Association showed symptoms lingered longer in 11-year-old to 18-year-old…