Basketball typically has the most emergency room visits. Ice hockey commonly has the most head injuries. Football has double the injuries seen in soccer and other contact sports. (This answer provided for NATA by the California University of Pennsylvania Athletic Training Education Program.)
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What is second impact syndrome?
Second impact syndrome is caused when an athlete returns to play too soon after an initial brain injury. The brain is more susceptible to injury after the initial brain damage. A second hit causes a rapid increase in blood volume in the head due to the brain's inability to self-regulate blood volume following a brain injury. This increase blood flow causes pressure to build in the skull, resulting in brain death within minutes of the second hit.
(This answer provided for NATA by the Washington State University Athletic Training Education Program.)
Do my pelvic bones keep growing as I get older?
Robin Miller, MD, Integrative Medicine, answeredYour clothes may not fit like they used to, but it may be due to your pelvic bones and not your waistline. In this video, Dr. Robin Miller explains why pelvic bones keep growing as we age and how to minimize their growth.
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