June 3, 2013- DMC Sports Medicine Physicians Find Differences in Concussion Management and Awareness Among High School Sports
DMC Sports Medicine physicians were recently published in Sports Health,
a publication of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine,
for their research on inconsistencies in concussion prevention education
offered to high school athletes.
DMC Sports Medicine physicians Dr. Sadiq Haque, Dr. Stephen Lemos, along
with research associates Amanda Esquivel, Patrick Keating and Stephanie
Marsh, have concluded there is a difference in preventative concussion
management and awareness among high school sports, with a specific look
at boys football, boys ice hockey, and boys and girls soccer. After
conducting a research study with high school athletic directors, head
coaches, team physicians and certified athletic trainers, they found
concussion education of football players and use of sideline screening
tools were significantly greater than all other high school athletes.
In addition to prevention education, DMC Sports Medicine found trends in
procedures after a player has a concussion, including the restriction
of returning to the game and referrals to a physician. Also consistent
was the idea that young athletes are under consistent health care
supervision after an injury, but what’s more important in the increase
needed in comprehensive, preventive health care specific to all
To read the full article, click here. To learn more about DMC Sports Medicine or to schedule an appointment with a DMC doctor, go to www.dmc.org/sports or call 1-888-DMC-2500.