Treating concussed children

TWO Canadian researchers reviewed the electronic records of a family physician with an interest in sports medicine, reviewing the outcomes of all cases of sport-related concussions in students seen during a five-year period.

There were 159 students who had been concussed 170 times. In more than half the cases there was a previous history of at least one concussion. Approximately 38% of the injuries were in females. Almost 60% of the injuries were in secondary school children, while 24% were at primary school and the rest involved college or university students