Journal article

Video analysis of acute motor and convulsive manifestations in sport-related concussion

PR McCrory, SF Berkovic

Neurology | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2000


OBJECTIVES: To describe the motor and convulsive manifestations in acute sports-related head injury. METHODS: A total of 234 cases of concussive injuries during the 1995 through 1997 football seasons were obtained from the Australian Football League Medical Officers Association injury survey. Of these, 102 cases were recorded adequately on television videotape and were analyzed by two independent observers using a standardized recording form detailing injury mechanics and clinical features of the episodes. Motor and convulsive features were correlated with mechanical variables and with duration of loss of consciousness using linear modeling techniques. RESULTS: Tonic posturing occurred in 25..

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