Does use of headgear reduce the rate injuries in high school women’s lacrosse?

Headgear worn during women's lacrosse practice and games can reduce the rate of head and face injuries as well as concussions, according to research presented by researchers in the Department of Orthopedics at the New York University Langone Health. The research was presented today at the American Orthopedics Society of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting. "There …

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Debate Stirs about Female Lax Players Not Wearing Helmets

In this May, 3, 2017 photo, Mercy's Grace Canty (17) hits the stick of Cranbrook Kingswood's Angelina Wiater during a lacrosse game at the Cranbrook Kingswood School in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Helmets are not a required piece of equipment worn by female high school lacrosse players. And this year, the National Federation of State High …

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Sports business: Concussions are not just a football problem

Later this week, and over Memorial Day weekend, Philadelphia plays host to the 2016 Women’s & Men’s NCAA Lacrosse Championships. And odds are that concussions will again be in the spotlight. Concussions are prominent in the public conversation thanks to media coverage of the NFL concussion case, (Disclosure: Locks Law Firm is actively representing nearly …

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Helmets in women’s lacrosse: what the evidence shows

window.location='https://www.futuremedicine.com/doi/full/10.2217/cnc-2017-0005' US Women's lacrosse ranks second only to American football in incidence rate of concussions, according to a study that compiled data from over 200 high schools and 26 colleges [1]. Other studies confirm head injury is a significant risk in the sport; the largest, an epidemiological study using over 1 million athletic exposures in …

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