Bachynski Concussions

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Bachynski, K. E., & Goldberg, D. S. (2014). Youth sports & public health: Framing risks of mild traumatic brain injury in American football and ice hockey. Journal of Law, Medicine, & Ethics, 323-333.
Bachynski et al examine the social and cultural schemas which might affect the risk factors in adolescent competitors. These schemas, in conjuction with the adolescents developing body, place adolescents at an even greater risk for traumatic brain injury (TBI). In addition, the article notes current guidelines and laws regarding when to allow an adolescent to return to play after suffering a TBI. Ideally, an adolescent should be withheld from play until cleared by a physician, trainer, or other medical personnel. Also, current helmet technology
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Symptomology is given as well as length of time in which post-concussive symptoms typically resolve. Statistics such as a 60% rise in emergency room visits due to concussions over the last decade were discussed as was the reasoning behind the rise. The pathophysiology of concussions was explained in great detail with emphasis placed on the impact and its adverse effects on the brain. The concept of second impact syndrome (SIS) wherein a secondary concussion before the initial concussion has healed can be …show more content…
In this study risk factors for concussion were assessed based on a detailed study of the age, competition level, body mass index of the player, and type of equipment worn. The study found the most common type of injury resulted from tackling an opponent, followed by contact with the opponent, and finally by being tackled. There was no measurable difference among the three helmet brands in the study. It was mentioned none of the brands tested protected from concussion any better than the competing brands despite statements made by manufacturers to the contrary. This article will be beneficial as it details issues with protective gear worn by student athletes. The article also takes into consideration body size and age when factoring in concussion risks.
Sohlberg, M. M., Harn, B., MacPherson, H., & Wade, S. L. (2014). A pilot study evaluating attention and strategy training following pediatric traumatic brain injury. Clinical Practices in Pediatric Psychology,

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