A Heads-up on Concussions

Are there sex-related differences?

Xuan Luo, MD; Emily Curry, BA; and Elizabeth Matzkin, MD

The number of sports-related concussions in the United States has risen significantly over the years. Available data from the 1990s indicated that approximately 300,000 concussions were incurred annually. Currently, a more generous estimate of all sports-related concussions, including those that do not result in loss of consciousness, may be closer to 1.6 million—and may be as high as 3.8 million each year.

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