TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Leopold, Seth; Dobbs, Matthew; Leopold, Seth S; Dobbs, Matthew B
PUB. DATE
July 2016
SOURCE
Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research;Jul2016, Vol. 474 Issue 7, p1533
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
editorial
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
115813389

 

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