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Clin Sports Med. 2011 Jan;30(1):115-24, ix. doi: 10.1016/j.csm.2010.08.003.

Medical therapies for concussion.

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Sports Concussion Clinic, Division of Sports Medicine, Department of Orthopedics, Children's Hospital Boston, 319 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA. william.meehan@childrens.harvard.edu

Abstract

Clinicians who manage sport-related concussions have excellent guidelines by which most injuries can be managed. Because sport-related concussions typically resolve within a short time frame, most can be managed with physical and cognitive rest alone. However, clinicians who specialize in the assessment and management of this diagnosis encounter patients with prolonged recovery courses, persistent symptoms, and significant deficits in cognitive functioning. These patients require more involved therapy, which may include additional education, academic accommodations, physical therapy, cognitive rehabilitation, and medication. This article reviews the main medical therapies for the management of concussive brain injury.

PMID:
21074086
PMCID:
PMC3359788
DOI:
10.1016/j.csm.2010.08.003
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