Due to the lack of proper concussion screening equipment it is hard to truly know if someone has a concussion. My friend Tyler had a near death experience due to being misdiagnosed with not having a concussion. The doctors gave him a CT Scan and a MRI and they showed that he did not have a concussion. Tyler would almost die because of this wrong diagnosis. According to The Eisen Law Firm, if a player does not pass out after suffering from a major blow, most coaches and medical staff will not diagnose that athlete with a concussion (Firm).
The NFL has seen an increase in concussions over the years due to the style of play, and the speed of the game is much faster paced. In the past five years, the NFL has taken steps to try to limit concussions. The reason why it has taken so long to make changes was because in the past no one really knew the dangers of concussions. Some precautions that have been put in place are fines when hits to the head occur to restrain player from violent head to head collisions. The NFL has restricted teams to only allowing 14 full-contact practices during its 18-week season.
There is little comprehensive Australian data regarding number of ACL injuries that occur each year due to insufficient reporting. (Janssen, Orchard, Driscoll & Mechelen, 2011) Other studies have shown that women are more likely than men to experience ACL tears. However, it was revealed that males have a higher knee reconstruction rate. (Masters, 2011) Furthermore, this review paper will be useful to the community as ACL injuries affect many Australian citizens, particularly the young adult population who engage in multi-directional sports. Understanding preventative measures will reduce ACL injuries, support rehabilitation and maximize movement
With the time I had to take off from softball, many people thought I would fall behind and not be as good as everyone else. However, it took hard work and dedication to be as good, even better than my other teammates. I had to work twice as hard because I couldn’t play in games. I hit, pitched, and slightly worked on fielding in my basement. However, I couldn’t play because of how direct the contact was.
However, most pitchers make a full recovery through the process of rehabilitation. Having to receive Tommy John surgery can lead to various effects on one’s career. Ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injuries were often problematic early on in Major League Baseball. UCL injuries would often end careers because modern medicine had not caught on to what was happening to the arms of these athletes. Dr. Frank Jobe
They play these sports which cause injury to a large percentage of players and they do so without being ensured in health because most of these players are young and just starting out in their life so they probably don’t have the funds to invest into insurance; this in mind, the school should at the very least provide a form of healthcare coverage for the student-athletes who are committed and cannot afford it. This can be achieved
Team doctors and coaches need to rethink the terms of being injured and being hurt and start to think of players in a sense of human beings not as property or assets. As a kid growing up, my coaches often asked members of my teams where we hurt or injured, I never knew the difference. Here 's something I found on the
Many different investigations were started in order to connect CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy) to football. These investigations succeeded, even though some took longer to be recognized due to the fact of how important American football is to the U.S.A., but nonetheless it was known that NFL players were at a high risk for CTE and the only way to fix it is to stop playing football. During studies like the NFL case in 2002, there was a big riot about NFL and how it impacts the football fans, but they never focused on how the injuries start to stack up into CTE. The scientists that focus towards the beginning of a football athletes rate of concussions start to see the a distortion in the brain. Scientists like Dr. Christopher Whitlow, who did an experiment on 25 boys around mid teens and used helmets to record brain activity while playing football.
It is not new news learning that concussions are a common occurrence throughout the sport of football. It just so happens that throughout the last two decades, former NFL players have or have threatened the NFL with lawsuits regarding their personal health, specifically brain injuries. Many experts and players also question if the latest technology used to prevent concussions from occurring are effective. Modern day CT scans can rule out bleeding in the brain, they however do not diagnose concussions. This causes many concussions to go unseen due to the lack of advancements in the use of CT equipment.
Over 2 million children suffer concussions in sports every year. Many of these concussions go untreated and without proper treatment, these concussions can lead to serious health problems.Concussions are important because if they aren’t identified and treated it can lead to complications in an athlete’s life down the road, things like CTE can affect their mood and decisions later in life, possibly leading them to make choices they wouldn’t normally make like blowing their money, doing drugs, alcoholism and even committing suicide. People should be doing more to prevent and treat concussions in sports, specifically in football. Although people say that concussions are too hard to track and that the science is too new to rely on, symptoms of a concussion can be
Take medical field for example, by 1970, many people had super fear of Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) diseases. People who infected with AISD would be death for sure because there was no advanced medication to cure AISD. The average life time for aid patients was about nineteenth years. However, nowadays, the medication to cure AISD has been improved a lot. The formula
The concentration on concussions in sports has elevated in the past few years given the number of sports figures who have passed away all too soon as a result of the studies conducted after their passing. The severity of the damage concussions can cause is still to be proven, but prevention should be a topic that is top of mind for anyone who participates in sports, from youth to professionals. In the case of Steve Montador, whose career ended due to a concussion, was documented as a shoulder injury is proof that sports leagues are aware of the challenge, but may be unsure of how to address. Some are concerned with what the lack of physicality will do to the overall “entertainment” factor of attracting fans. There is also the challenge
My own body had failed me and I had failed the team. I 'm sure it didn 't seem like a big deal to anyone else but it was to me because I had faced this forward many a time and he had never flat out beaten me like that. It meant that if he could beat me then all the other offensive people on other teams could also beat me just as easy. After the game it was all I could think about. It haunted me to the point I didn 't hear my dads usual commentary on my game.
Dr. Daniel Ivankovich wants to reach out to the people who cannot seek medical attention since they do not have money to pay for it. He thinks it is unfair for someone’s health to continuously worsen, only because they are not insured. When Ivankovich became aware of this issue, he opened his own clinic and promised to help people whether or not they were able to pay for it. Dr. Ivankovich has performed over 600 surgeries and helped more than 100,000 people during his career as a surgeon. He “knows he can’t fix everybody” he said, “but my goal is to be the battering ram to help break down the barriers to get these patients the care and the resources they need" (Ivankovich).
Communication between everyone is a large factor in a hospital visit. My aunt and uncle felt as if there should have been more frequent visits from the doctor. The lack of responses to my cousin’s medical condition became frustrating as they were not able to get all of their questions answered. “The care of a child coping under stress needs to be a collaborative group effort” states researcher Mohamad Kaddoura (2013). “Most professionals reported that situations would have been conducted more efficiently if better communication had been in place” (Kaddoura, 2013, p. 3).