Return to Play after Concussion for Child Athletes
Department of Neurosurgery, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, USA
- Corresponding Author:
- Marc Arginteanu
Department of Neurosurgery, Mount Sinai
Medical Center, New York, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: November 03, 2015 Accepted Date: November 10, 2015 Published Date: November 25, 2015
Citation: Arginteanu M (2015) Return to Play after Concussion for Child Athletes. Int J Sch Cog Psychol 2:e105. doi:10.4172/2469-9837.1000e105
Copyright: © 2015 Arginteanu M. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Hundreds of thousands of high school students suffer concussions annually, according to conservative estimates. While most concussions are mild, not much more than 'head bumps' which resolve without sequelae, many represent serious brain trauma. Especially worrisome are injuries heralded by 'blacking out', losing consciousness, for more than one minute or extensive memory loss. Concussive brain injuries in student athletes are not limited to sports considered notoriously violent such as football, boxing, ice hockey, wrestling, and lacrosse. Other sports bearing a high risk for head injury include gymnastics, soccer and basketball.