Buffalo Bills’ Damar Hamlin is examined after collapsing on the field on Jan. 2. He received CPR and defibrillation on site before being sent to hospital by ambulance.
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Survival rates for cardiac arrest outside of hospitals is very low. The fast response to Damar Hamlin’s cardiac arrest during an NFL game shows the value of access to CPR and emergency defibrillators.
NFL player Damar Hamlin’s injury during a game on Jan. 2 may have been a heart injury called commotio cordis. Researchers are working on ways to prevent this rare but often fatal sports injury.
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Commotio cordis is the result of blunt trauma to the heart, and is one of the leading causes of sudden cardiac death in youth sports. Improvements in protective equipment may help prevent it.
Damar Hamlin, #3, collapsed on the field after making a tackle during a game on January 2, 2023.
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Disruptions to the electrical signals that control a person’s heartbeat are dangerous, no matter the cause. A heart doctor explains the biology of cardiac arrest and what might have happened on the field.
There are concerns that this World Cup’s timing could have a greater psychological impact on players compared to previous ones.
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Some Premier League players may only have mere days to recover from the World Cup before returning to regular season play.
Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa runs onto the field before the team’s NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sept. 29, despite a head injury during a game a few days earlier.
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Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was carried off the field during a game on Sept. 29 after his second injury in only a few days, raising questions about NFL concussion protocols.
Dry needling and Western acupuncture don’t incorporate traditional chinese medicine philosophies – but may be helpful for pain and releasing muscle tension.
Concussion patients were once prescribed rest in a dark room, but in recent years concussion management has literally come out of the dark.
For many years, concussion treatment followed a rest-is-best approach. But research now suggests that low-to-moderate intensity exercise is a safe and useful approach to managing concussion symptoms.
When to use an ice pack or heat pad depends on the timing and severity of injury and pain.
Tendon and muscle injuries are the most common.
Top tip: take it slow when you get back to training.
Those most at risk are male, non-elite, regular exercisers with a body mass index of over 30.
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Rhabdomyolysis is a potentially life-threatening condition caused by damage to muscle cells.
Many retired players report injuries last long after they stop playing.
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Injuries that commonly effect former players during retirement include concussion, neck injuries, shoulder dislocation, and knee ligament injuries.
Rule changes, training strategies and equipment recommendations can help protect youth athletes from concussion.
Every year, about 10 per cent of youth athletes experience a concussion. Research shows there are steps we can take to help prevent these injuries, but we can’t be afraid to make changes.
Running shoes can weaken the bones in the foot.
Running as nature intended might help prevent shin, foot, knee and ankle injuries.
A first look at data on sport injuries in children in England, and it’s not a pretty picture.
Former Brisbane Lions footballer Michael Close suffered a serious knee injury during a game at Etihad Stadium.
Michael Close’s lawsuit raises questions about the legal liabilities of sporting clubs, venues and organisations.