Dating the brain injury article
Orthopedic surgeons obviously would continue to treat injured football players off the field, said Seth S.Leopold, a professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine and the lead author of the editorial.Jefferson is fortunate to be a leader, along with the Eagles and Rothman Institute, in impacting the health and well-being of the community and caring for everyone from elite athletes to weekend warriors.” Leopold, editor-in-chief of the journal, said he anticipated it might draw objections on two fronts: first, that players might be worse off if orthopedic surgeons are not standing on the sidelines; and second, that the surgeons have an opportunity to promote safe play if they remain involved in an official capacity.Regarding the first point, injured players are commonly stabilized and taken to the hospital by trainers and other personnel, not by surgeons, he said.The Eagles, the Rothman Institute, and Jefferson also declined to comment.In November, the Eagles announced an eight-year extension of the team’s long-running contract with Jefferson and Rothman, which is partly owned by Jefferson.In the brains of 110 of 111 men who had played in the NFL, researchers identified a condition called chronic traumatic encephalopathy — CTE — that is associated with memory loss and dementia.
But understanding who is at a risk, and for which reasons, helps bolster the collective knowledge of the issue.
But engaging in activities that directly support the game is “not consonant with the best values of our profession,” he said.
No one knows how often football players develop CTE, as the telltale buildup of abnormal proteins cannot be detected in those who are still living.
In the study, they speculate that it could have to do with a variety of factors that include hormonal differences, treatment differences, differences in cognitive abilities or some combination. Geoffrey Manley, vice chairman of neurological surgery at the University of California, San Francisco, was not involved in the study but has another theory.
According to his own research, women tend to be more forthcoming about their concussion symptoms than men.