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Sleep and Injury in the Young Athlete

Dwivedi, Shashank MD1; Boduch, Abigail MD1; Gao, Burke BA1; Milewski, Matthew D. MD2; Cruz, Aristides I. Jr. MD, MBA1

doi: 10.2106/JBJS.RVW.18.00197
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  • » In the young athlete, poor sleep quantity and quality may be associated with an increased risk of musculoskeletal injury.
  • » With regard to sports-related concussion in the young athlete, sleep disturbance is associated with lower baseline neurocognitive functioning, worse neurocognitive impairment, worse post-concussive symptoms, and prolonged post-concussion recovery.
  • » Orthopaedic providers should be aware of the role of sleep in injury and concussion prevention and recovery. Providers should counsel young athletes with regard to sleep hygiene as well as explore ways to optimize sleep to minimize the risk and impact of these injuries.

1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (S.D., A.B., and A.C.), Warren Alpert School of Medicine (B.G.), Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

2Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts

E-mail address for S. Dwivedi: ssdwived@gmail.com

Investigation performed at the Warren Alpert School of Medicine, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

Disclosure: The authors indicated that no external funding was received for any aspect of this work. On the Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest forms, which are provided with the online version of the article, one or more of the authors checked “yes” to indicate that the author had a relevant financial relationship in the biomedical arena outside the submitted work (http://links.lww.com/JBJSREV/A503).

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