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Thursday, 16 February 2012 12:58

Ensuring Proper Helmet Fit May Help to Minimize Concussion Severity

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Dr David Geier explains how a new study presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons shows that athletes whose helmets fit properly had less severe concussions. What does this study mean for athletes, parents, and coaches?

It is no secret that concussions are a major problem in all levels of sports today. In part due to recent media attention, efforts aimed at decreasing the number and severity of concussions have been adopted. Such measures include penalties for blows to the head in football, mandating physician clearance prior to return to play, and improving the education of athletes and coaches about the dangers of concussions. And recently attention has shifted to helmet technology with the hopes that improved helmet designs could improve player safety....

Read the Full Article on His Website: http://www.drdavidgeier.com/proper-helmet-fit-minimize-concussion-severity/

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