Sports Concussions: Recognize the Symptoms of a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Sports Concussions: Recognize the Symptoms of a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

This video is intended to increase awareness of mild traumatic brain injuries, also known as concussions. The video discusses how to recognize the symptoms of a mild traumatic brain injury and determine if emergency care is needed.

How many concussions are caused by sports?

An estimated 1.6-3.8 million sports- and recreation-related concussions occur in the United States each year. During 2001-2005, children and youth ages 5-18 years accounted for 2.4 million sports-related emergency department (ED) visits annually, of which 6% (135,000) involved a concussion…

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What sport do the most concussions?

Concussion Average Rates per Sport:

Football: 70

Boys’ ice hockey: 54

Boys’ lacrosse: 43

Girl’s soccer: 33

Girls’ lacrosse: 33

Boys’ wrestling: 23

Girls’ basketball: 20

Boys’ soccer: 19

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Sports Concussion Resources – American Academy of Neurology

The American Academy of Neurology, the trusted authority on sports concussion, is committed to providing the resources necessary to help physicians, coaches, athletes, and parents better understand, prevent, identify, diagnose, and treat this serious health issue.

Access resources on sports concussion for physicians, coaches, parents, and athletes.

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