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Which sports causes the most sports concussions?

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Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 23 years experience
Football: Collision sport athletes are the most likely to suffer from concussions. This especially includes athletes playing football, but concussions are also quite common in hockey, soccer, men's lacrosse, boxing, mixed martial arts, etc.
Dr. Douglas Chang
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
boys football, girls soccer are the top offenders.
Sep 7, 2013
Dr. Douglas Chang
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
Sep 7, 2013
Dr. Douglas Chang
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
Sep 7, 2013

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What can cause a concussion?

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Impact to head: Concussion is due to the brain absorbing force in either a direct or tangential force that causes the brain to "slosh" around inside the skull. This can cause neurological deficits that are usually temporary. Repeated concussions can lead to permanent brain damage, especially if they occur repeatedly before the effects of the prior concussion has resolved. Rarely in this situation death can occur.
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What causes a concussion?

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Concussion: Is a bruise of brain tissue caused by the brain's bouncing against the bony skull; loss of consciousness may result as may significant tissue damage, brain swelling, seizures, projectile vomiting. Head injuries should be followed up by doc to help determine severity & whether imaging studies are necessary.

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