New U-M Injury Prevention Center Visual Abstract and Publication Summary now available
We are excited to offer a new Publication Summary and Visual Abstract on a comparative study about how changes in return-to-play and the risk of repeat concussion reflects a major shift in the clinical management of concussion over the past 15 years. Dr. Michael McCrea and co-authors Concussion Content Lead Dr. Steven Broglio and Dr. Thomas McAllister, et al. compared data from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Concussion Study and the NCAA-Department of Defense Concussion Assessment, Research, and Education (CARE) Consortium, to analyze how clinical management, return to play (RTP), and risk of same-season repeat concussion in collegiate football players has changed.
The findings from this work, “Return to play and risk of repeat concussion in collegiate football players: comparative analysis from the NCAA Concussion Study (1999-2001) and CARE Consortium (2014-2017)” showed that improvements in clinical management over the past 15 years, have resulted in American college football athletes being at lower risk of same-season repeat concussion during the critical recovery period after an initial concussion.
The publication summary summarizing the study’s purpose, methods, and key findings is now available for viewing and sharing.