Thursday, January 23, 2014

Concussion in Sport

I found this quote sobering (from the 2012 Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport):
There is no good clinical evidence that currently available protective equipment will prevent concussion ... Biomechanical studies have shown a reduction in impact forces to the brain with the use of head gear and helmets, but these findings have not been translated to show a reduction in concussion incidence.
Apparently helmets are handy for helping you not to crack your skull open, but not for preventing concussion. Thats a happy thought to mull over as we head towards Superbowl Sunday :)

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