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J Child Neurol. 2015 Oct;30(12):1686-94. doi: 10.1177/0883073815574335. Epub 2015 Apr 1.

The Acute Management of Sport Concussion in Pediatric Athletes.

Author information

1
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA jer6x@virginia.edu.
2
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.

Abstract

During the past two decades the focus on sport concussion has increased significantly. Young athletes represent the most vulnerable population to sustain a sport concussion yet receive the least amount of attention. Specifically, young athletes who sustain a sport concussion can go unrecognized and continue to participate in sport putting them at an increased risk for a more significant injury. The purpose of this review is to provide a clinical framework for the evaluation and management of sport concussion. In addition, this review provides considerations for health care professionals in regard to clinical measures and follow-up strategies during the acute phase following concussion in young concussed athletes following injury.

KEYWORDS:

children; clinical evaluation; concussion; sideline; traumatic brain injury

PMID:
25834282
DOI:
10.1177/0883073815574335
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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