MCL in the modern era

Oh how medicine changes in 25 years. Recently, Nebraska All American offensive lineman Spencer Long suffered a season ending MCL injury, early in the Purdue game, and it reminded me of 1986. Why? I recalled my college career as a student athlete. << Me with hair. As I tell my patients, I have more scars than letters […]

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Injury Minute – Concussions

Concussions

A concussion can occur with a direct blow to the head or when the head hits the ground or court. It’s a traumatic brain injury and results in neuro cognitive changes within the brain. Symptoms can be headache, nassau, blurred vision, difficulty with balance and concentration.

If a player is suspected to have a concussion an athletic trainer or physician can initiate a sideline cognitive assessment. Once diagnosed rest is the key.

  • No texting
  • No video games
  • No intense science or math problems

In most states a player can not return to play unless symptom free for 7-10 days or cleared by a health care provider.

Player Impact Can Not Play
Treatment Rest 
Recovery 7 – 10 days

InjuReplay Releases Interactive Sports Injury App

Using 3D gaming technology, the iOS and Android app provides on-the-spot data about common real-time sports injuries and sports injury recovery. Lincoln, NE (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 InjuReplay, a Lincoln, Nebraska-based company that provides educational sports injury information for fans, parents, coaches, athletes and fantasy league enthusiasts, recently released a sports injury app called Interactive […]