Editorial: Orthopaedic Surgeons Should Recommend That Children and Young Adults Not Play Tackle Football

Leopold, Seth; Dobbs, Matthew; Leopold, Seth S; Dobbs, Matthew B
July 2016
Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research;Jul2016, Vol. 474 Issue 7, p1533
Academic Journal
The authors reflect on the need for orthopaedic surgeons to recommend children and adults to avoid playing tackle football, following an announcement by the National Football League (NFL) on the potential link between football and degenerative brain disorders like chronic traumatic encephalopathy. They discuss the severe impairment that can result from recurrent concussions and the gap in knowledge on how to prevent injuries, highlighting the rule of orthopaedic surgeons in education patients.


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