Consensus statement on concussion in sport

The 5th Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport released in April 2017 uses the most current evidence to provide guidelines on the prevention, recognition, assessment, and management of sport concussion.

According to the authors, this new 2017 Concussion in Sport Group (CISG) consensus statement is designed to build on the principles outlined in the previous statements1–4 and to develop further conceptual understanding of sport-related concussion (SRC) using an expert consensus-based approach. (McCrory et al., 2017)

This consensus paper is developed for physicians and healthcare providers who are involved in athlete care, whether at a recreational, elite or professional level. It includes a summary of concussion and its management; background information about the consensus meeting process; and a summary of the specific consensus questions. The paper should be read in conjunction with the SCAT5 assessment tool, the Child SCAT5 (children ages 5-12 years), and the CRT 5 (Concussion Recognition Tool).

 

Access the 5th Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport at the link below:

http://bjsm.bmj.com/content/51/11/838

 

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