Diagnosing Head Injuries
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University Of Arizona Football Players Develop App To Help Recognize Concussion Symptoms
Concussions and Traumatic brain
injuries are usually emergencies: because consequences can worsen swiftly without treatment, doctors initially need to assess the situation rapidly. We are dedicated to helping accelerate the development of a quality, across the board infrastructure in sports for identifying symptoms, both for parents, for athletes, as well as trainers and medical personnel who will be the first line of support on the sidelines of games and practices.
Signs of possible Concussions include:
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This Virtual Reality App
shows you what its like to have a Concussion!
Treating Head Injuries
The treatment of Concussions and moderate and severe head injuries begins with initial cardiopulmonary stabilization by ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support) guidelines. The initial resuscitation of a patient with a head injury is of critical importance to prevent hypoxia and hypotension.
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Dr. Barry Kosovsky.
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on new new Post-Concussion Syndrome
Strategies, contributed by Dr Susan Hughes.
There are ways to reduce concussions right now - see this video on Steven Colbert's Late show recently with my former Dartmouth Football Teammate, Coach Buddy Teevens - tacking using this robotic dummy has reduced injuries 80% by never requiring Dartmouth players to have to tackle each other during their career - and results? Dartmouth was 9-1 and co-Ivy League Champion this year, improving their record each year; practice tackling leads toless injuries, and to far less impact and change of the starting team roster, week in and week out - Dartmouth Football is literally stronger and safer late in the season, when most teams are wearing out from the endless pounding of the season.
We will be reviewing the latest
technologies to aid in diagnosis,
recovery and measuring improvement and recovery. ***These are our own perceptions and opinions, and while we have done our research, we do not assume any liability
for any recommendations. This is an informational site that attempts to help parents, coaches, administrators, current and former players, and any interested parties have the latest information at their fingertips.
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According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, between 4 percent and 20 percent of college and high school football players sustain at least one brain injury during the course of a single season. According to HeadCaseCompany.com, up to 1 in 5 high school athletes will sustain a concussion during their seasons, and a third of concussions happen at practice. We will be monitoring the likelihood of concussions in different sports, and recovery times, etc.
Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is a progressive degenerative disease of the brain found in athletes (and others) with a history of repetitive brain trauma, including symptomatic concussions as well as asymptomatic subconcussive hits to the head. CTE has been known to affect boxers since the 1920s. However, recent reports have been published of confirmed CTE in retired professional football players and other athletes who have a history of repetitive brain trauma. This trauma triggers progressive degeneration of the brain tissue, including the build-up of an abnormal protein called tau. These changes in the brain can begin months, years, or even decades after the last brain trauma or end of active athletic involvement. The brain degeneration is associated with memory loss, confusion, impaired judgment, impulse control problems, aggression, depression, and, eventually, progressive dementia. The incidence of CTE has been found to be very high in football players, and as evidence acrues in other sports, we will provide that for you.
Reducing concussions will require a pervasive culture change that allows parents, doctors, players, school authorities, and all those connected with the sports and head injury experience to talk to each other, guilt free and judgment free, to respect their own role in educating themselves and others, and not to demonize sports or those activities that overall, provide many of the most essential quality of life and developmental benefits to a healthy individual and community. #StrongerSafer Sports believes all healthy change requires all members of a community to play a valuable role. We are not interested in scapegoats. We are interested only in reducing concussions, reducing CTE, and ensuring a robust sporting experience that teaches and reinforces many of the fundamental values that make America great: confidence, fearlessness, hard work, team play, teamwork, sportsmanship, competitiveness, creativity, overcoming adversity, effective expression and communication, coming back from defeat, managing success, constructive criticism and feedback, teaching and mentoring, time management, planning, goal-setting, goal breaking, positive coaching, learning how to manage one's thoughts under pressure, recovering from fatigue, becoming a cohesive and winning team.
Finally, a balance, healthy and active lifestyle recognizes that physical, mental and brain health directly compliment each other - and improvement of one always improves capacity of the other. #StrongerSafer Sports believes a healthy mind leads to a healthier body, and a healthy body leads to a healthier mind, and both a healthier community and America!