Protracted concussion recovery
As concussion literature evolves it has become apparent that there is an increase in sport-related concussions in females. Furthermore some studies have shown that females and adolescents are more susceptible to longer and protracted recovery.
The authors of this study did a retrospective chart review looking at data on 266 (102 female) adolescent athletes presenting to a concussion clinic. Inclusion criteria was presenting to the clinic between Sept 2010 to Sept 2011, diagnosed with a concussion, between 11-18 years of age and managed through completion of care.
They found that female athletes had a longer recovery course, needed more treatment interventions and were more likely to require academic accommodations, vestibular therapy and medications. Their findings also supported current evidence that adolescents require a greater amount of time to recover from a concussion from the traditional 7-10 days and that individualized treatment plans are needed for each athlete recovering from a concussion.
> De: Hafeez et al., Sports Health 7 (2014) 52-57. Todos los derechos reservados: American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine. Pincha aquí para acceder al resumen de Pubmed..