Post Traumatic Brain Injury In Football

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Football Injury Most football players know that they can get critically injured by playing the sport. Before participating in football, players don’t really think about their future and the injuries. The long term effects of football injuries are endless to a ball player’s life: traumatic brain injury, anterior cruciate ligament, medial collateral ligament, and fractures are all major injures. Traumatic brain injury otherwise known as a concussion is caused by a blow to the head or body which violently shakes the brain around in the skull. Football is most often associated with concussions which consist of memory problems, confusion, drowsiness or feeling sluggish, blurred vision, headache, etc. (PCS) Post-Concussion Syndrome which is one…show more content…
Athletes who participate in high demand sports like football, and basketball are more likely to injure their (ACL). The anterior cruciate ligament can be injured in several ways such as changing direction rapidly, stopping suddenly, slowing down while running, and landing from a jump incorrectly, etc. The long term effect of the (ACL) is that your knee may not completely heal because damage to the surrounding cartilage that worsens over time. ACL injury has an annual incidence of more than 200,000 cases with 100,000 of these knees reconstructed annually. The majority of ACL injuries 70% occur while playing agility sports like football not surprisingly, football, the high school sport with the greatest number of participants by a wide margin, accounted for the largest number of ACL injuries. What came as a surprise was that football had the highest competition related ACL injury rate of the nine sports studied, with boys 4 times more likely to sustain an ACL injury playing football than any other boys' sport.…show more content…
The (MCL) is a band of tissue on the inside of your knee, it connects your thighbone to the bone of your lower leg. The job of (MCL) is to keep the knee from bending inward. You can hurt your MCL during activities that involve bending, twisting, or a quick change of direction. For example, the MCL can be injured in football when the outside of the knee is hit, lots of stop-and-go movements, jumping etc. The long term effect of a torn or sprain (MCL) the ligament may still be loose. Which is causing the knee to be unstable. This will be a tendency for the joint to give way possibly leading to re-injury

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