Dr. Anna Abramson and 2012 Concussion Guidelines Featured in VeloNews Article

Posted on April 26, 2012 by mabramson

VeloNews' Mark Johnson just published a detailed article about head injuries and the work that Medicine of Cycling and USA Cycling have done towards improving concussion management in cycling. It also features MoC Concussion Task Force member Dr. Kristin Wingfield:

Kristin Wingfield, the physician for the Exergy-Twenty12 professional women’s team, explained that cycling is particularly unique when it comes to concussion management in that, unlike other sports, “there is no time out; there are no player substitutions.” Yet putting a rider who has suffered a concussion back into a race can be both harmful to the rider, who may be suffering loss of balance and cognitive function, and the riders around who are depending on her to hold a line, stay upright and exercise sound judgment when diving into corners and sprinting for the finish.

You can read the full article on Velonews' site:
http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/04/news/head-injuries-and-cycling_215165

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