Pediatrics Vol. 126 no. 3 September 2010, pp 597-615
Sport-related concussion is a "hot topic" in the media and in medicine. It is a common injury that is likely under reported by pediatric and adolescent athletes. Football has the highest incidence of concussion, but girls have higher concussion rates than boys do in similar sports. A clear understanding of the definition, signs, and symptoms of concussion is necessary to recognize it and rule out more severe intracranial injury. Concussion can cause symptoms that interfere with school, social and family relationships, and participation in sports.
The Biomechanical Properties of Concussions in High School Football.Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 2010 Mar 25.
Sport concussion represents the majority of brain injuries occurring in the United States with 1.6 to 3.8 million cases annually. Understanding the biomechanical properties of this injury will support the development of better diagnostics and preventative techniques.
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