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Call for Helmet Mandate in Girls’ Lacrosse Gets Louder as Concussion Concerns Mount

Some teams have adopted headgear - the soft-shell helmets designed for the girls' game - but most players still choose not to wear them. As those who play the sport like to say, Lacrosse is the fastest game on two feet. It’s also among the fastest-growing sports in the country. But the game’s rapid growth …

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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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The Myth of the Gladiator Effect

The idea that introducing helmets into today’s game will create a “gladiator effect” and thus increase aggressive play and injuries has been a major crutch supporting the rationale for not mandating the use of helmets. The same argument is typically accompanied by the view that, instead rules governing the game and officiating should be strengthened. …

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Other Sports Adopting Head Protection

Bicycling: Farrell, Paul. “Bicycle Helmets Reduce Risk of Serious Head Injury by Nearly 70%, Study Finds.” The Guardian, Guardian News and Media, 22 Sept. 2016, www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/sep/22/bicycle-helmets-reduce-risk-of-serious-head-injury-by-nearly-70-study-finds  Skiing: Yanofsky, David. “Do You Remember When the Skiers Wearing Helmets Were the Weird Ones?” Quartz, Quartz, 26 Feb. 2016, qz.com/621502/if-youre-not-wearing-a-helmet-on-the-slopes-youre-the-weird-one/. Snowboarders in Colorado.” Journal of Pediatric Surgery, U.S. National Library of Medicine, Feb. …

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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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