Patient, Injury, Assessment, and Treatment Characteristics and Return-to-Play Timelines After Sport-Related Concussion: An Investigation from the Athletic Training Practice-Based Research Network

Conclusions: Most concussion cases documented in this study were not on-field emergencies, as indicated by their normal clinical examinations and the lack of immediate referral to an emergency department. However, certain aspects of the clinical examination were often not assessed during the initial evaluation. These findings describe concussion assessment and recovery in adolescents and reinforce the need for a standardized approach to concussion assessment and appropriate documentation.
Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

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Authors: Henke RD, Kettner SM, Jensen SM, Greife ACK, Durall CJ Abstract Clinical Scenario: Low-intensity aerobic exercise (LIAEX) below the threshold of symptom exacerbation has been shown to be superior to rest for resolving prolonged (>4 wk) symptoms following sport-related concussion (SRC), but the effects of LIAEX earlier than 4 weeks after SRC need to be elucidated. Focused Clinical Question: Does LIAEX within the first 4 weeks following SRC hasten symptom resolution? Summary of Key Findings: Two randomized controlled trials (RCT) and 1 nonrandomized trial involving adolescent athletes (10-19 y) ...
Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sport Rehabil Source Type: research
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ConclusionOur findings do not necessarily support the notion that participation in sports associated with exposure to repetitive head impacts has clinically meaningful cumulative effects over the course of a season, nor over four consecutive seasons in high school and collegiate athletes.
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