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American Journal of Sports Medicine Study Analyzes Reliability of Pre-Season Concussion Testing
Date:12/29/2009

to youth athletes (high school or younger), who are believed to be in a period of rapid cognitive maturation. Similarly, results may not extend to football players, who have been shown to sustain unique concussive injuries (with respect to velocity and translational acceleration) as well as multiple "sub-clinical collisions" over the course of their athletic careers.

"Given the increased attention to concussion in the news and media, as well as increased scrutiny and oversight in the NFL, this is a critical stage in the evolution of concussion assessment and management techniques. We still need additional research comparing post-concussion data to baseline and updated baseline data--but at least we know now that baseline test data is reliable in the collegiate athlete for more than one year," Schatz says.

The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) is a world leader in sports medicine education, research, communication and fellowship, and includes national and international orthopaedic sports medicine leaders. The Society works closely with many other sports medicine specialists, including athletic trainers, physical therapists, family physicians, and others to improve the identification, prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports injuries. For more information visit AJSM online at www.ajsm.org or contact Lisa Weisenberger at lisa(at)aossm.org or 847-292-4900.

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