Women At Higher Concussion Risk Than Males

Women At Higher Concussion Risk Than Males

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This Sunday AM marks my 20th year on the air at WFAN, and I wanted to pause for a moment to reflect on the issue of sports parenting and how it’s evolved – at least from my point of view – over the last two decades. Now, many of you know I first became drawn to the field of sports .... More »

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I suspect that these kinds of conversations will become more common in the next few years: “Coach, the best team in the tournament is in our bracket. But if we somehow figure out a way to lose our next game, we will then go into the loser’s bracket… and then we can bypass playing the top s.... More »
youth sports 1515575662 2017582086 Women At Higher Concussion Risk Than MalesBy Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

A recently published study confirms suspicions that female athletes are more likely to sustain a concussion than males
Average return to play times for males and females was similar, but far longer than typically reported for athletes, at about 14 days

My colleagues at Stanford and I have had a feeling that women are more likely to sustain concussions than men, and that the women often took longer to recover from the concussion than men…

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