AANS Neurosurgeon | Volume 26, Number 4, 2017

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Dire Effects of Sports Head Injuries, Concussions Still a Concern

Pass, catch, kick, score! The world of contact sports is pervasive and usually involved athletes forcefully hitting or colliding with each other, inanimate objects or the ground. With these kinds of collisions, come injuries. With sports like football and soccer running year-round, head injuries are common and a growing concern for parents and athletes, and especially medical experts. According Sports Concussion Institute, football is the most common sport with concussion risk for males (75 percent chance), while soccer puts women at more risk (50 percent chance). It is estimated that 53 percent of student athletes have sustained a concussion before participation in high school sports, and 36 percent of collegiate athletes have a history of multiple concussions, statistics that concern head injury experts at Harris Health System. Click here to read more.

Calendar/Courses

Winter Clinics for Cranial and Spinal Surgery
Feb. 25, 2018 - Mar. 1, 2018; Snowmass Village, Colo.

69th Southern Neurosurgical Society Annual Meeting
Feb. 28, 2018 - Mar. 3, 2018; San Juan, PR

Second International Brain Mapping Course
April 26-27, 2018; New Orleans

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