December 7, 2011

Letter: Hockey helmets not shown to prevent concussions


This letter is written to clarify confusion about ice hockey helmets and concussions. At the present time, there is NO scientific evidence to prove that a hockey helmet can prevent a concussion…Health care providers at the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center have evaluated 170 concussed athletes in the past three months. These athletes were injured while participating in a variety of sports, including soccer (no helmet), football (wearing a well secured helmet) and hockey (wearing a variety of helmet brands, including those that claim to help prevent concussions).

Post-Bulletin, by Aynsley Smith and Michael Stuart, 1

Tags: concussions, Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center, Sports Medicine

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