Guest Blog @PeterBrukner SOME FURTHER THOUGHTS ON THE HUGO LLORIS CONCUSSION INCIDENT

(A full version of the Daily Mail publication, page 75, November 7). The Daily Mail @DailyMailUK is doing a tremendous service to improve concussion awareness and player management. Kudos Daily Mail. Now that the dust (if not Hugo Lloris’ scrambled brain) has settled on the Spurs keeper’s knock to the head on Sunday, let’s review […]

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Mr Villas-Boas stands by his concussion call. “If the manager says it’s not concussion, it’s not concussion”? Mr Villas-Boas – It’s time to apologise for the sake of Hugo Lloris and players the world over.

I was really disappointed with what I saw in this report in The Guardian. To see the word ‘incompetent’ linked to the world experts on concussion including FIFA’s neurologist and sports medicine specialist Professor Jiri Dvorak. To the Concussion In Sport Group who has met 4 times over a decade to make concussion the most […]

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Sorry Mr Villas-Boas. “Concussion call ALWAYS belongs to Doctor.”

    The BJSM represents an authoritative voice in sports medicine so it would be negligent if BJSM did not comment on the widely-reported ‘Loris concussion’. We begin by emphasizing that BJSM knows the Tottenham medical team and they are excellent. In 2012, they helped saved Bolton’s Fabrice Muamba’s life on field – and provided […]

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UK’s Faculty of Sport & Exercise Medicine Call: What is the link between Early Onset Dementia and Contact Sports? Plus 4 key messages – ready for immediate action!

The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) in the UK calls for further research into any possible relationship between early onset dementia and contact sports with a risk of head injury/head impacts. Research is needed to better understand the way in which brains may be damaged after a sporting head injury and the time […]

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Please use these PPT slides that summarise the 2012 Zurich Consensus statement on Concussion

                HEADLINE FOR THE TIME-POOR: Here is the link to the slides for your presentations, but please don’t alter them without the permission of the Consensus Statement authors. During the 4th International Conference on Concussion in Sport (Zurich 2012) attendees revised and updated the Consensus Statement. The new 2012 […]

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Australian Football League considers Concussion Consensus Statement

Interesting take on the Consensus statement from the Zurich 2012 Conference on Concussion In Sport. This paper is Open Access on BJSM and BJSM is the exclusive publisher of the 12 systematic reviews that underpin the Consensus statement. This special issue of BJSM is an Injury Prevention and Health Protection (IPHP) issue of BJSM – […]

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Congrats to Paul McCrory and team for the 4th International Conference on Concussion in Sport Consensus Statement

The 4th Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport (based on the 2012 International Conference on Concussion in Sport, Zurich) is live exclusively on the BJSM site. BJSM will be the only journal carrying 12 review papers that complement the Consensus statement. Table of Contents here. The special issue of BJSM relates to Injury Prevention and […]

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Concussion management in England’s FA – better than it appears in new BJSM paper….

E-letter and update by Dr Ian Beasley (FFSEM) In response to: Jo Price, Peter Malliaras, Zoe Hudson. 2012. Current practices in determining return to play following head injury in professional football in the UK. Br J Sports Med 2012; 0: 201109068 (Original article). [this paper is Online First and is included in the upcoming November Print Issue […]

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Dr John Orchard on the “metal staples – no local anaesthesia” – discussion. Guest Blog.

     Interchange laws, bleeding and apparently dying players @DrJohnOrchard I am very interested to have read the Blog by Drs Fowell and Earl (http://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2012/08/17/closing-soft-tissue-wounds-rapidly-at-pitchside-a-role-for-metal-skin-staples-without-anaesthesia/) about the use of staples to close lacerations on the side of the pitch in football matches. I used metal staples like this quite a few times myself in the […]

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