56 minutes | Mar 13, 2020

Episode 5: Harry Potter and the Order to Sit Out the Game

SUBJECTIVEIn this episode, we talk about the casual child endangerment of the wizarding world's favorite full contact sport, Quidditch! Is Madam Hooch up to date with brain injury management guidelines? Does Hogwarts even have a concussion protocol if they don't have a "What to Do if He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named Shows Up at Hogwarts" protocol? Gravity still applies to magical worlds, and so does blunt force trauma. Which means that there is a woeful lack of helmets. What's the liability insurance sitch at Hogwarts?Sidebar:During the recording, Jen's neighbor decided to run a leaf blower in the street on and off, so that's faintly in the background. Sorry about that.OBJECTIVEResources, Citations, and Mentions:CDC Childhood Injury Report, 2008Quidditch Through the Ages (Indiebound link) by Kennilworthy Whisp (J. K. Rowling), Arthur A. Levine Books, 2015 editionWronski Feint, Harry Potter WikiWales vs Germany, Harry Potter Wiki archived from Pottermore — the segment of the Daily Prophet talking about Thorsten PfefferInjuries in Quidditch: A Descriptive Epidemiological Study, Rachel Pennington et al, International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, Oct 2017Injuries to polo riders: a prospective evaluation, Matías Costa-Paz et al, British Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol 33, Issue 5, Oct 1999(Half)-Blood (Prince) Sport: The Busted Bodies and Broken Bones of Muggle Quidditch by Claire McNear, The Ringer, Jul 2018CDC HEADS UP to Brain Injury Awareness — general info on how to recognize a concussion or other brain injury, what you should do, and precautions to takeCDC Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussion, main pageShout out to The Office S2E12 "The Injury" — Dwight Schrute's concussion is a pretty good depiction (though most concussions don't make you a nice person and are not hilarious)US Quidditch Rules — US Quidditch was founded at Middlebury College in 2005US Quidditch YouTube channelThe Ringer: Binge Mode, HP Extra: Quidditch SpecialHarry Potter casts a spell on accident prone children, Stephen Gwilym et al, BMJ, 331(7531), Dec 2005ASSESSMENTDeepa: 0 out of 5 for safety, 1 out of 5 for rules that make sense, 4 out of 5 for whimsyJen: 5 out of 5 for whimsy, 0 out of 5 for safetyPLANSpecial thanks to Butterscotch Shenanigans for letting us use their podcast equipment! Check out their game dev comedy podcast Coffee with Butterscotch!Subscribe to our medical ramblings on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts! Rate, review, and tell your friends!Got a question or suggestion? Find us on Twitter @DocsWatchPod, or visit us at docswatchpod.com.Theme Music and SFX: Kevin MacLeod (CC BY) - RetroFuture Clean, Danse Macabre-Big Hit 2
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