Montana Sports Medicine Physicians Make Recommendations on Concussion Management

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Physicians from Montana Sports Medicine in Butte, Mont., have been monitoring high school football athletes for concussions this past season using the Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 2 and are now poised to make recommendations about concussion management, according to an article published in The Montana Standard.

The physicians tested athletes from three high schools, and 71 percent of the overall injuries occurred during practices. The physicians recommend that the coaches limit contact drills and avoid matching large and small players against each other. The physicians also suggest promoting better tackling techniques because 50 percent of the injuries were a result of helmet collisions.

The Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 2 uses memory exercises to determine the athlete's recall and reaction time after an injury. Of the 198 players tested, 37 suffered concussions and took an average of 16 days to recover.

Read the coverage from The Montana Standard story about concussion management.

Read other coverage on concussions:

- Indiana Lawmakers Consider Concussion Legislation for Youth Athletes

- NFL, NATA Join to Promote Concussion Awareness Legislation

- NHL Concussion Prevention Rule 48 Prohibits Blindside Hits to the Head

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