Traumatic Brain Injuries and Sports

Background Information

More books and videos about brain injuries, sports medicine, and related topics can be found using the Library's catalog.

Brain Injury Medicine: Principles and Practice Online only
Care of the Young Athlete Online only
Good Practice in Brain Injury Case Management Online only
Hidden Epidemic: Post-concussion Syndrome [Streaming Video] Online only
Manual of Traumatic Brain Injury Management Online only
Pain and Injury in Sport: Social and Ethical Analysis RD 97. P 34 2006
Treating the Brain: What the Best Doctors Know RC 346. B 65 2009
Warrior Girls: Protecting Our Daughters Against the Injury Epidemic in Women's Sports GV 709. S 64 2008
Wipe Out: The Silent Epidemic of Brain Injury [Streaming Video] Online only

Journal Articles

Academic Search Premier
This multidisciplinary database is a great place to begin your search for questions about sports and traumatic brain injuries and post-concussion syndrome.
CINAHL Plus Full Text
This database contains thousands of articles by doctors, physical therapists, surgeons, and many more. This database is ideal for researching the medical side of this topic.
Health Source: Consumer Edition
The articles in this database also cover the medical side of TBI and post-concussion syndrome. 
SPORTDiscus
This database includes thousands of articles on sports and sports medicine, including injury prevention, orthopedics, and much more. It contains the latest research on medical issues in sports.

Web Resources

Athletes and TBI
The Missouri Department of Health and the University of Missouri Department of Health psychology have created a great factsheet describing the symptoms and effects of traumatic brain injuries on athletes. This factsheet includes links to guidelines on determining when it's safe for an athlete to return to play.
Brainline.org: Sports Injuries
Brainline.org has created a detailed factsheet about TBI, risk factors, prevention strategies, and more.
Get a Heads Up on Concussion in Sports Policies
This site created by the Centers for Disease Control is a convenient place to find recommendations on how concussions and traumatic brain injuries should be dealt with by coaches and officials.
Head Injuries in Football
The New York Times has a permanent collection of news stories and reports relating to concussions and other traumatic brain injuries and how athletes and coaches cope with them.