Women At Higher Concussion Risk Than Males

Women At Higher Concussion Risk Than Males
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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