According to a study published in the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, there are between 1.6 and 3.8 million sports-related concussions per year in the U.S.—making them the leading cause of mild traumatic brain injuries.
As the growing field of sports medicine shines a national spotlight on sports-related concussions, questions have been raised about the safety of contact sports and the long-term health impacts of concussions. TTUHSC El Paso aimed to answer some of those questions in its latest session of “The Exam Room,” a Facebook Live Q&A with sports medicine expert Justin Wright, M.D. During the Q&A Friday, Sept. 14, Dr. Wright addressed whether or not you should awaken someone who has had a concussion; advice for parents of high school sports-players; and the best warm-ups to prevent sports-related injuries.
Watch a recap of “The Exam Room” below (video begins at 1:10):