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  • JS
    Torg, SM Harris, K Rogers, et al (Hahnemann Univ,
    Philadelphia)

    Retrospective
    Report on the Effectiveness of a Polyurethane Football
    Helmet Cover on the Repeated Occurrence of Cerebral
    Concussions.

    Am J Orthop 28: 128-132, 1999.

         

    A sample survey of 245 users was made of whom 155
    responded (63.3%). Most of them were using it because they had at least one previous
    concussion.  Most
    of them were high school football players.
    Respondents were grouped according to the
    number of concussions experienced before using the
    helmet.

         

    Findings: 
    In the groups with 1, 2, 3, or at least 4
    previous concussions, the reconcussion rates were
    2.4%, 7.3%, 15.8% and 33.3% respectively.
    Thus, the more 
    concussions an
    athlete had experienced before using the helmet, the
    more concussions he experienced while using the helmet
    cover.

          

    Conclusions:
    The use of a polyurethane helmet may not protect
    against the concussion.

            



 

   

Speciality Spotlight

   

   
Surgery
   

 

Injuries, Prevention, Treatment
     

  • JS Torg, SM Harris, K Rogers, et al (Hahnemann Univ, Philadelphia)
    Retrospective Report on the Effectiveness of a Polyurethane Football Helmet Cover on the Repeated Occurrence of Cerebral Concussions.
    Am J Orthop 28: 128-132, 1999.
         
    A sample survey of 245 users was made of whom 155 responded (63.3%). Most of them were using it because they had at least one previous concussion.  Most of them were high school football players. Respondents were grouped according to the number of concussions experienced before using the helmet.
         
    Findings:  In the groups with 1, 2, 3, or at least 4 previous concussions, the reconcussion rates were 2.4%, 7.3%, 15.8% and 33.3% respectively. Thus, the more  concussions an athlete had experienced before using the helmet, the more concussions he experienced while using the helmet cover.
          
    Conclusions: The use of a polyurethane helmet may not protect against the concussion.
            

 

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