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Commotion cérébrale et parachutisme à ouverture automatique : état des lieux au sein d’une population à risque

Abstract : Sporting communities, and mostly contact-sports communities, increase their concern about concussion as it can cause serious damages, such as second impact syndrome or chronicity post-traumatic encephalopathy. French army is using parachuting static-line in current foreign operations. As an activity with a major traumatic risk, we have been wondering about its related concussion hazards. The main purpose of this study is to assess the prevalence of paratrooper victims of this kind of injuries after parachuting static-line experiences. We had a descriptive and retrospective multicenter study from self-reported questionnaires given to paratrooper medical units. We included 894 patients in this study. Twenty-two percent [CI 95% : 19.3 ; 24.7] of replying people are suspected of concussion after parachuting experience. Women appears to be 2.5 more exposed to the risk than men are [CI 95% 1.3; 5.1]. There are no significant results about the age, height or seniority in airborne troop. Indeed, static-line parachuting is a concussion-risked activity. In order to develop better practices to care for this complex pathology, a specific formation should be offered to the general practitioner supporting paratroopers, and preventive measures alongside educational therapy should be presented to soldiers.
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Manon Massit. Commotion cérébrale et parachutisme à ouverture automatique : état des lieux au sein d’une population à risque. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2020. ⟨dumas-02866634⟩



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