Concussion is one of the least understood neurological injuries – particularly in children and adolescents. The risk of injury in young athletes is of major concern as the brain is still developing through childhood and into adolescence and is known to be more susceptible to trauma. While the majority of adults who sustain a single concussion recover fully within days, recent research is revealing that children and adolescents take longer to recover.
We are currently conducting several studies to understand the acute changes in the brain following concussion and the long term changes over a period of 1 year.
Long term changes in the brain following sports related concussion