AANS Neurosurgeon | Volume 26, Number 1, 2017

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Dire Effects of Sports Head Injuries, Concussions Still a Concern

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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

Microsurgery Course Zurich
March 29-April 1, 2017; Zurich, Switzerland

12th World Congress on Brain Injury
March 29-April 1, 2017; New Orleans

2017 National Neuroscience Review
March 31-April 1, 2017; National Harbor, Md.

Brain & Brain PET 2017
April 1-4, 2017; Berlin, Germany

Neurosurgical Society of America Annual Meeting 2017
April 2-5, 2017; Jacksonville, Fla.

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