Posts Tagged 'Trauma (medicine)'

The Concussion Epidemic

Head injuries in football are in the spot light as concussions and other head related injuries are becoming more prevalent. In October, a high school football player in upstate New York died after receiving a violent hit during play. ” An ambulance took the player to a hospital, and he was being transferred to a large medical center in Syracuse when his condition deteriorated. The ambulance turned around, but doctors were unable to save the the student’s life.”

A Purdue study on high school football players show that head related injuries are difficult to detect and aren’t as obvious until a brain scan is done on the athlete- meaning that many players may have suffered injury without even knowing it.  Severe head injuries can alter brain function leading to memory loss, headaches, and other symptoms. Purdue researcher Eric Nauman believes that football helmets are good at protecting against head fractures, however there not as good in protecting against concussions, according to Slate.com.

Severe injuries like concussions are difficult to diagnose increasing the chance that players can suffer long-term effects of their injuries well after the end of their careers. The equipment used in high school, college, and professional levels need to be fitted with the most advanced materials and cushioning systems that can reduce the risk of severe injury during play.  The right equipment can make a big impact when combating the concussion epidemic in organized football

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Children And Sport Injuries

The Owls in a game against the Texas Longhorns

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Millions of children participate in some sort of organized sport or physical activity every year. Sports related injuries have become common as child athletes push their bodies to the limit where their practice regiment may actually be counter-productive in achieving optimal health. According to the National Center For Sports Safety:

  • Injuries associated with participation in sports and recreational activities account for 21 percent of all traumatic brain injuries among children in the U.S.
  •  Most organized sports related injuries(62 percent) occur during practices rather than games.
  • More than 3.5 million children ages 14 and under receive medical treatment for sports injuries each year

Sports like baseball, basketball, and football are competitive by its nature requiring players at all ages to train intensively in order to compete at a high level. Injuries occur either because the training is not efficient in preparing athletes for the game itself, or, the equipment being used is not adequate in reducing the risk of injury. Sea Systems Group developed the Gator X consumer line of products because we feel that the sports equipment used today can be drastically improved if used with the MitiGator Cushioning System.  Reducing injury while providing comfort is the perfect combination that describes the MitiGator, which can be used in various sport equipment: baseball helmets, football helmets, batting gloves, hockey pads, etc. If you’re a coach or player and you have questions or feedback regarding the MitiGator, please click on the media link below.

The MitiGator™ Technology is an engineered cushioning system designed to protect people and equipment from these assaults and to allow them to continue to perform their jobs or enjoy their leisure time. The MitiGator™ uses patented air control technology working with over 4,000 surfaces per square foot to dissipate energy before it is transmitted to the body and thus help alleviate the problems. For more information on the MitiGator Cushioning System email MediaRelations@MitiGatorinc.com

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Cycling With The MitiGator

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Most of us remember legendary cyclist Lance Armstrong winning the Tour De France over seven times making him one of the greatest athletes in sports history.

Cycling is both a serious sport and leisure activity that people from around the world enjoy.  Hitting a trail on a sunny weekend afternoon is a great way to relieve stress and burn calories, but with any physical activity comes the risk of injury.

Injuries to the head, knees, lower back, and genitals, are common injuries that are attributed to handle bars and bike seats. According to PubMed over 500,000 emergency room visits each year pertain to bicycle related injuries.

The best way to prevent injury is using the proper equipment such as the MitiGator on bicycle seats, helmets, handlebars, knee pads, etc.  The MitiGator absorbs whole body impacts by as much as 60%. This can make the difference between just taking a nasty a spill or heading to the emergency room.

In order for this equipment to work you have to actually use it!. Many cyclist neglect using helmets and other equipment because they simply don’t feel the need for it.  The failure to use safety equipment such as a helmet can lead to serious injury or even death. Cycling does not have to be a hazardous activity. If you take the necessary precautions,  it can be fun and enjoyable experience that can be done with family and friends.

The MitiGator™ Technology is an engineered cushioning system designed to protect people and equipment from these assaults and to allow them to continue to perform their jobs or enjoy their leisure time. The MitiGator™ uses patented air control technology working with over 4,000 surfaces per square foot to dissipate energy before it is transmitted to the body and thus help alleviate the problems. For more information on the MitiGator Cushioning System email MediaRelations@MitiGatorinc.com

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