Concussion

Cognitive impairment of blows to the head without concussion

Cognitive impairment of blows to the head without concussion

Talavage et al 2010 followed a high school football team for 2 seasons with 24 and 21 players completing each season respectively. 16 of those players played in both seasons. The goal was to determine if concussions signs and symptoms occur at the same level as measurable cognitive impairment. Each player, pre-season, twice in-season and(…)

Wear a helmet

Wear a helmet

Bicycles continue to be used as a regular form of transportation. Estimates for the US population of cyclists range from 500,000 to over 4 million regular riders. While not as frequent as cars or buses, this none the less presents a subpopulation that should be looked at. In 2011 Juhra et al, published a study(…)

Concussions II

Concussions II

Concussions are a growing problem in sport. With mild concussions in soccer and skiing to severe ones in hockey and cyclists- all athletes are susceptible to one. In November 2008, a group of neurological experts met in Zurich to create an international standardized consensus on concussion and its basic treatment. The goals were to define(…)

Concussions

Concussions

Given the Pacioretty-Chara concussion discussion in the NHL, and it being so soon after the Crosby concussion, a quick overview of concussion injuries and rehabilitation is in order. A concussion is when a direct blow to the head, neck or elsewhere on the body results in a force being transmitted to the head. This force(…)