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Clin Sports Med. 2004 Jul;23(3):421-41, ix.

Return to play following sports-related concussion.

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Sports Medicine Concussion Program, Department of Orthopaedic Sugery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 200 Delafield Road, Suite 410, Pittsburgh, PA 15215, USA.

Abstract

This article provides a review of current important issues in the management of athletes who have sustained a concussion during athletic competition. Recent research in the area of concussion management is reviewed with specific reference to the side line evaluation of concussion and the follow-up of the athlete during the recovery period. The use of neuropsychological testing in sports is also reviewed. A systematic protocol for the management of sports related concussion is presented.

PMID:
15262380
DOI:
10.1016/j.csm.2004.04.001
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