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Sports-Related Concussions in Youth: Improving the Science, Changing the Culture.


Sports-Related Concussions in Youth: Improving the Science, Changing the Culture

Edited by Robert Graham, Frederick P. Rivara, Morgan A. Ford, and Carol Mason Spicer

National Academies Press


336 pages



This work reports on the findings of the Institute of Medicine-National Research Council Committee on Sports-Related Concussion in Youth. One early chapter overviews the neuroscience, biomechanics, and risks of concussions in the developing brain. Later chapters describe the recognition, diagnosis, and acute management of concussions and explore issues related to treatment and management of prolonged symptoms (post-concussion syndrome) and the consequences of multiple concussions. Protection and prevention strategies are described, such as protective equipment and changes in sports rules, concussion education, and state legislation. The final chapter offers recommendations on rules and playing standards, diagnosis and management, and protective equipment. An appendix offers clinical evaluation tools. The book contains a few color illustrations and charts, along with sample forms.

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Date:Apr 1, 2014
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