Laboratory-based studies on neuromuscular control after concussion and epidemiological studies suggest that concussion may increase the risk of subsequent musculoskeletal injury.

Concussion is common in the sporting arena and is often challenging to diagnose.

Injury rates compare the relative frequency of sport-related concussions across groups. However, they may not be intuitive to policy makers, parents, or coaches in understanding the likelihood of concussion.

Hiroshi Yokota’s article “Acute subdural hematoma in judo player with repeated head injuries” shines a light on the serious risks of traumatic brain injuries associated with the traditional Japanese sport of judo, and of a relative lack of policies and guidelines for proper handling of concussion in young athletes more generally.

Mild traumatic brain injury, often referred to as concussion, is a common, potentially debilitating, and costly condition.

We review current topics in sport-related head injuries including acute subdural hematoma (ASDH), traumatic cerebrovascular disease, cerebral concussion, and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

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.

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a neurodegenerative disease that is most often identified in postmortem autopsies of individuals exposed to repetitive head impacts, such as boxers and football players.

The objective of this study was to conduct a comprehensive systematic review and meta-analysis of studies assessing the incidence of concussion in youth athletes.

The epidemiology of sports-related concussion (SRC) among student-athletes has been extensively researched. However, recent data at the collegiate level are limited.

The benefit of preseason concussion education on athletes’ knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors is unclear. The purpose of the study was to determine the influence of preseason concussion education on knowledge and self-reported attitudes and reporting behaviors.

Concussion literature and treatment guidelines are inconclusive regarding the role of sex in symptom reporting at baseline and post-concussion. Although empirical evidence is lacking, it is generally regarded that females have a more severe symptomatic presentation than males at all time-points on the concussion spectrum.