Head injuries are a common occurrence in organized sports and recreational activities, such as hockey, soccer, football, skiing, snowboarding, and cycling. Many sports, such as hockey and football, and recreational activities, such as bicycling, require helmets to prevent head injuries. Head injuries can range from minor contusions, lacerations, and superficial hematomas to more serious conditions including concussions, skull fractures, and intracranial hemorrhages.

Head injuries incurred by participation in sports and recreational activities are responsible for a significant number of visits to emergency departments and ...

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