Young athletes with loose helmets had the highest rates of concussion symptoms, such as drowsiness, hyper-excitability and sensitivity to noise. Their concussions also lasted longer and were more severe, the study found.
U.S News and World Report: Dr. Boden discusses the importance of properly fitted football helmets
Loose-Fitting Football Helmets Tied to Worse Concussions in Teens
High school football players wearing loose helmets suffer worse concussion effects than players whose helmets fit properly, new research suggests.
"Concussions are very complicated injuries, but [loose helmets] could be one more risk factor for experiencing more severe concussions," said study author Dr. Barry Boden. He's a sports medicine specialist at The Orthopaedic Center in Rockville, Md. Read More