HealthDay - Concussion Prevention: Pass on Pricey Football Helmets, Study Suggests - Dennis Thompson
A study of more than 1,300 players on football teams at 36 Wisconsin high schools found that players wearing older helmets received just as much protection from concussion as players with flashy new models. “The American Medical Society of Sports Medicine released a position statement in January that said hard sports helmets can prevent impact injuries such as lacerations or fractures but have not been shown to reduce the incidence or severity of concussions,” said Anne-Felicia Ambrose, MD, Medical Director of the Traumatic Brain Injury Unit in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at The Mount Sinai Medical Center. The study was presented by scientists from the University of Wisconsin Health Sports Medicine Center Saturday at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's annual meeting in Chicago.
-Dr. Anne-Felicia Ambrose, Medical Director, Traumatic Brain Injury Unit, Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation Medicine, The Mount Sinai Medical Center