An 11-year-old boy presents with left ankle pain after twisting his ankle while playing basketball 2 days earlier. He has pain and swelling in the ankle and is having trouble bearing weight on that side. Can you make the diagnosis?
Researchers conducted a study to examine whether plasma biomarkers can differentiate collegiate athletes who return to sports participation in less than 14 days or 14 days or more following a sports-related concussion.
Analgesics were given or prescribed at 63.9% of ED visits; percentage increased with age.
Risk for developing chronic traumatic encephalopathy increased by 30% per year of football played.
Worse cognitive HRQOL and clinically meaningful impairment in school and overall HRQOL observed.
Risk increased for youth with depression or history of concussion.