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The Concussion Crisis

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The Concussion Crisis KINS 2010

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Date Created: 12/08/15
The Concussion Crisis Dr Julianna D Schmidt University of Georgia Would you let your child play football ls football at a crossroad Has survived this before Has to evolve and adapt helmets etc Borader perspective Should kids be playing contact or collision sports Why Weigh physical activity and injury risk If get rid of it some people will be sedentary because they like the physicality of those sports s Participation in Football Down Numbers of participation is going down Does have to do something to address the risk in the sport What are the pros to participating in sport Getting involved in community Socialfriends Work as a team Learn how to deal with authority coach Learning to be dedicated and scheduled Learn how to adapt How serous are Concussions People tend to recover it 710 days Makes people think it s not that serious because something like ACL takes 6 months Where the seriousness comes is later in life all of these increase with the number you have had Trend of earlier onset of Alzheimer s CTE Aren t great controls bc normally people that donate are people with problems Self reported memory loss Should we have hit counts Pitch count in baseball reduced shoulder injuries But it s not all about the frequency could just be one really hard hit Can we improve or introduce new equipment No piece of equipment that will keep the brain from moving in the skull Think of the egg in the shell example Risk Compensation Players have a desired level of risk that they are willing to accept while playing a sport Effect Motivation Visibiity Control Can we change coaching technique and player behavior lf teach good technique can reduce injury Should be teaching this at an early age Head Impact biomechanics Can monitor and build pro les that can show patterns in a where a player gets hit Can intervene accordingly Can we change the rules Targeting rule Kick off rule move teams inwards so don t have as much momentum before the collision Has lowered concussion Also changed the game more touch backs Once we change a rule in sport part of the game is also gonna change Takes a few years to people to get used to it Can we add legislation Ex Highschool teams 4 or 5 star helmets How do we monitor that Expenses What if the team isn t in compliance Concussion education Should educate athletes about the risk of the sport that they are involved in What that looks like from school to school is completely different Coach say quotfootball is dangerousquot where as another school might hold a long education speech Can we add medical personnel UGA 4 athletic trainers 2 MD s etc nghschool Nothing Need better medical personnel While the concussion and injury rates are higher less medical attention A lot of kids wouldn t tell the coach and no medical personnel to tell continue to play could die or alter their life forever Cam we dispel myths You do not have to lose consciousness Terms bell ringer and ding are not acceptable downplays seriousness Retiring after 3 concussions Person and profession dependent Link between concussion nonconcussive head impacts and chronic traumatic encephalopathy is clear Football is not the only sport with a concussion crisis Women s soccer Cheerleading Only 48 intend to reduce driving Less than half report their concussion So What s the answer Should you let your kid play Up to you


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