Concussion in sport: The Consensus

Concussion is certainly hot this week! Lots of news stories of variable quality. Today we review the International Consensus statement itself.

This practical resource was established, using a consensus-based approach, at the 3rd International Conference on Concussion in Sport held in Zurich, November 2008. It updates the recommendations of the 1st (Vienna) and 2nd (Prague) International Symposia on Concussion in Sport. Click here to read the full document.

Key areas include:

  • Management of acute simple concussion,
  • complex concussion and long-term issues,
  • Return to play,
  • Paediatric concussion.

BJSMs podcasts also include 3 interviews with concussion guru Professor Paul McCrory, one of the leads on the Consensus statement.  See also this systematic review on helmets.

What do You Think? How has the Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport shaped how you view and treat concussion?

Keep an eye on our homepage as an opinion poll will be posted shortly.

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