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Abstract Details

Sports Related Neurologic Injuries: More Than Just Concussion
Concussion Management
P1 - Poster Session 1 (7:00 AM-3:15 PM)
Sports related neurological trauma represents a unique, complex pattern of injury with potential significant impactful morbidity.  An estimated 8.6 million sports injuries occur annually, 300,000 of which result in traumatic brain injury (TBI). The incidence of other nervous system injury is underreported. 
Describe important patterns of neurological injury in sports related trauma.
Retrospective analysis of consecutive patients who presented to an emergency department between 1/1/2015-1/1/2020 with a sports related injury. Characterization of neurological versus non-neurological bodily injury, sports activity, and demographic data were collected.  
Out of 15,525 patients with sports injuries, 390 sustained neurological involvement of which 50% were between 1-18 years of age. Although TBI represented the majority (85%) of neurologic injury, 5.6% sustained spinal cord involvement and 5.1% had peripheral nerve injury. Spinal cord and peripheral nerve involvement were associated with prolonged hospitalization when compared to those with mild-moderate concussion X2 (1, N = 199) = 5.73, p = .0167. 
Spinal cord and peripheral nerve injury represent the minority of sports related neurological involvement, however, may lead to significant prolonged hospitalization, morbidity and mortality. 
Meghan M. Branston, MD (UCHealth)
Dr. Branston has nothing to disclose.
Alan H. Yee, DO (University of California Davis, Dept of Neurology) Dr. Yee has nothing to disclose.