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By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
A recently published article in the American Journal of Sports Medicine showed that a large number of college athletes indicated that they had not reported prior concussions to trainers or coaches
Reasons for non-reporting essentially fell into two categories: player did not want to be removed from competition, or the player did not think that their injury was a concussion
Men were more likely to resist disclosing a concussion than women
The study points to the need for continuing education of players and coaches about the need to recognize and disclose a possible concussion
My suspicion is that similar trends occur in the younger age groups…
Every time you go to a sporting event to watch your child play, there’s a good chance that’ll feel a strange metamorphosis take place. In a way, it’s almost as if an alien takes over your body. Your calm gives way to crazy and you are not even sure how or why it happens. Why […]
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