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What can reduce the risk of concussion in sports?

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Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 35 years experience
Avoid contact sports: Better helmets but avoiding those sports is the best way. Take up tennis.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Prevention and Cauti: Caution in not returning too early, when not healed.Plus proper training and protective gear helps.Remeber that damage from each episode cumulates.Thus a 2nd injury can be less violent and cause more damage.

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How can you reduce the risk of concussion?

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Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Proper Equipment: The best way to avoid a concussion is to use proper protective equipment when applicable. Football helmets and other helmets should be fitted correctly and inspected for undue wear. In activities without protective headgear, concussions may not be directly avoidable, but should be recognized quickly and treated appropriately to prevent long-term adverse effects.

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