Incomplete neurological recovery
Strength component at play
Ask what they thought the underlying mechanism was for the sex differences find in the study; so certainly can’t answer that right now; but speculate that there might be a hormonal influence or strength component at play. Is it skeletal makeup differences? They don’t know but they think this is one of the pressing questions now as concussion research continues to evolve.
They note that replication is need in further studies before clinical guidance can release on this issue. But having said that, they don’t think this is something we can ignore. They, as neurologists, sometimes forget the whole body approach. They’re so worried about the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system; so that we don’t think about other potential consequences of an injury such as concussion,” Seifert said.
“However, the evidence now clearly suggests” an association between concussion; also increase lower extremity MSK injury; so they added. So they think we have to incorporate sports medicine as a whole when they’re dealing with this type of specialize patient. It’s not just looking at the brain component; but also looking at orthopedic risk factors; so cardiovascular risk factors, and all things that can influence risk of injury of all types down the road.