Journal article

Updated guidelines for the management of sports-related concussion in general practice

Michael Makdissi, Gavin Davis, Paul McCrory

AfP | ROYAL AUSTRALIAN COLLEGE GENERAL PRACTITIONERS | Published : 2014

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Concussion is common in many sports and recreational activities. It is thought to reflect a functional rather than structural injury to the brain. The clinical features are typically short-lived and usually resolve spontaneously. Complications, however, can occur and may include prolonged symptoms and/or cognitive deficits in the short term, as well as depression and cumulative deterioration in brain function in the longer term. OBJECTIVE: This article will provide an updated clinical review of concussion in sport, with an emphasis on assessment and management in general practice. DISCUSSION: The critical issues in the clinical management of concussion in sport include making a d..

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