concussion

Kids Recover Differently From Concussion

Submitted by sideline on Wed, 05/29/2019 - 11:00

A recent Canadian study has found that kids all recover differently from concussions. Read full article here – https://bit.ly/2z1qOZ1

Gender, age and even hormones can impact on the time it takes for children and adolescents to recover from a concussion. Young females were found to have a longer recovery time in comparison to males.

Getting Off the Field After a Concussion Can Reduce it’s Effects by More than 50%

Submitted by sideline on Wed, 05/29/2019 - 10:49

An article published by Northside Hospital in Atlanta states that removing a concussed player from field can significantly reduce their recovery time. Read the full article here: https://bit.ly/2SBCB8H

It’s important to know when you’ve suffered a concussion so you don’t risk further injury. One of the worst aspects of concussion is that you can’t play sports that you love and your life is on hold until you have recovered.

Kids Concussion Recovery Guidelines Changed to Include Electronics and Light Activity

Submitted by sideline on Fri, 05/24/2019 - 21:53

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has recently revised concussion recovery guidelines to encourage children and kids to return to school and engage in light activity. Kids also can have their electronics back instead of being isolated in a dark room with no physical or cognitive activity. Read the full article here: https://bit.ly/2FtzKMz

Researchers also found that children recovering from concussions who were banned from electronics and activities would frequently experience social isolation, depression or anxiety.

Standardized Assessment of Concussion: A Valuable Tool for Sideline Evaluation

Submitted by sideline on Fri, 05/24/2019 - 17:36

Standardized Assessment of Concussion (SAC) is recommended as a rapid evaluation of concussion testing tool.

"Recent studies have shown that the use of the SAC has value in helping sports medicine professionals in detecting and quantifying acute cognitive impairment on the sports sideline (3), particularly in identifying concussions in the 90 to 95% of cases where there is no loss of consciousness or other obvious signs of concussion."