Sports concussion study on soccer players.

Sep 06, 2017 / Sports Medicine

Sports Concussion – What you need to know

The following are the main things parents, coaches and providers should know about young athletes and concussions:         
  • Concussions are brain injuries and should be taken seriously.
  • When in doubt, sit them out. Don’t play if a concussion is suspected.
  • Young brains take longer to heal than adults’ – don’t rush recovery.
  • Athletes should evaluated by a medical professional before slowly returning to sports.
  • Returning to play too early puts athletes at risk of a more serious injury
Watch these videos to learn more from our experts about sports-related concussions in young athletes. CON-TEX North Texas Sports Concussion Network. The Texas Institute for Brain Injury and Repair at UT Southwestern Medical Center (TIBIR), Scottish Rite Hospital and several other local institutions are joining together to study sports-related concusssions. As a member of CON-TEX Concussion Network, Shane Miller, M.D., Scottish Rite Hospital sports medicine physician is contributing to the future knowledge of identification, management and treatment of concussions. This project, the first of its kind in the country, will collect information on sports-related head injuries in children and adults. In time, this information will give the medical community a deeper insight into concussions and brain injuries.

If you and your child’s pediatrician or athletic trainer need help determining when he or she is safe to return to sports after a concussion, contact Scottish Rite Hospital to request an appointment with Dr. Miller or his partner, Jane Chung, M.D.

For more information on sports-related concussions, or to make an appointment request, check out scottishritehospital.org/sports.
 

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