Concussion Increases Odds of Sustaining a Lower Extremity Musculoskeletal Injury After Return to Play Among Collegiate Athletes.

@article{Brooks2016ConcussionIO,
  title={Concussion Increases Odds of Sustaining a Lower Extremity Musculoskeletal Injury After Return to Play Among Collegiate Athletes.},
  author={Margaret Alison Brooks and Kaitlin Peterson and Kevin Biese and Jennifer L. Sanfilippo and Bryan C. Heiderscheit and David R. Bell},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={44 3},
  pages={742-7}
}
BACKGROUND Previous studies have identified abnormalities in brain and motor functioning after concussion that persist well beyond observed clinical recovery. Recent work suggests subtle deficits in neurocognition may impair neuromuscular control and thus potentially increase risk of lower extremity musculoskeletal injury after concussion. PURPOSE To determine the odds of sustaining an acute lower extremity musculoskeletal injury during the 90-day period after return to play from concussion… CONTINUE READING