Sport-related concussions not decreased by helmet brand | Pediatrics

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Pediatrics | ORLANDO, Fla. — Specific brand of helmet and cost was not associated with fewer concussions in adolescent athletes, according to recent study findings presented here.

Alcibíades Batista González‘s insight:

“Contrary to manufacturer claims, lower risk and severity of sport-related concussions were not associated with a specific helmet brand,” the researchers wrote. “Rates of sport-related concussion were similar for players wearing new vs. older helmets. Players using a generic mouth guard provided by school had a lower rate of sport-related concussion compared to players with more expensive specialized or custom mouth guards marketed to reduce concussion risk. Caution is advised when recommending specific preventive equipment based on manufacturer claims of reduced concussion risk.”

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