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Gymnasts’ concussion risk explored in new research

Fri 01 Sep 2023

New research finds that gymnasts are at risk for sport-related concussion.

Researchers from USA reviewed the charts of 201 gymnasts between the ages of 6 – 22 years old who had sustained concussion.

Most gymnasts with a diagnosis of concussion were found to have sustained their injury during floor exercise. Loss of consciousness was found to occur in 20% of injuries. A total of 13 gymnasts returned to the sports clinic for a subsequent injury after concussion.

The researchers concluded that gymnasts are at risk for sport-related concussion.

Reference: Hart, W., Howell, D.R., Brilliant, A., O’Brien, M., & Meehan, W.P. (2023). Gymnastics and concussions: A retrospective chart review. Brain Injury, 37(8), 675-679.

https://doi.org/10.1080/02699052.2023.2213480

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