from Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine
A lot of attention has been focused on concussions from various athletic activities resulting in better treatment sooner. Except, a new study says, in female athletes. They tend to seek treatment for possible concussions later than male athletes. That may cause them more symptoms and longer recoveries. The study comes from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and published in the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine. Female athletes in the study took about a week longer to seek treatment for possible concussion. The delay in treatment is important since athletes, both male and female, who were evaluated for concussion with in the first seven days of injury had similar outcomes.