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What are activities most often cause concussions in children and adolescents?

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According to the Brain Injury Association of America, the five leading activities responsible for concussions in children and adolescents aged 5 to 18 are:

  • Cycling
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Playground activities
  • Soccer

From: Head Injuries: Causes and Treatments WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on September 22, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 9/22/2018

SOURCES:

American Association of Neurological Surgeons: "Sports-related head injury."

MedlinePlus Encyclopedia: "Head Injury."

Brain Injury Association of America: "Sports & Concussions."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Head Injuries: What to Watch for Afterward."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Traumatic Brain Injury Information Page."

American Academy of Orthpaedic Surgeons: "Keep Injured High School Athletes Out of the Game."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on September 22, 2018

SOURCES:

American Association of Neurological Surgeons: "Sports-related head injury."

MedlinePlus Encyclopedia: "Head Injury."

Brain Injury Association of America: "Sports & Concussions."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Head Injuries: What to Watch for Afterward."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Traumatic Brain Injury Information Page."

American Academy of Orthpaedic Surgeons: "Keep Injured High School Athletes Out of the Game."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on September 22, 2018

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