UK Medical and Sporting Organisations Call for Best Practice Consensus on Concussion

News Release 23 September 2014 The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) UK has hosted a meeting to discuss the need for consensus in the prevention, assessment and management of concussion in the UK. Concussion is common and can have major implications on quality of life if not recognised early. Key influencers and brain […]

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Concussion to groin pain: BJSM editors and authors contribute to a 200-strong clinician education event

BJSM editors and authors contributed to a 200-strong clinician education event run by the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine of Ireland on Tuesday April 29. Andy Franklyn-Miller argued the ‘compartment pressure’ syndrome was a misnomer for pathology that relates to relative overuse. His article can be found HERE  (OPEN ACESS) in BJSM and his podcast […]

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IOC World Conference – Prevention of Injury & Illness in Sport: On the ground recap

By Liam West (@Liam_West) For 3 years this conference has been firmly on my “SEM Bucket List” and it did not disappoint. Firstly, Monaco in the sun is a sight to behold and secondly to walk into a coffee break to see the “who’s who” of global sports medicine was simply inspirational. The numbers for […]

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Sports-Related Concussion in Youth- Improving the Science, Changing the Culture: Book review by Dr. Michael Turner

Book review by Dr. Michael Turner Sports-Related Concussion in Youth- Improving the Science, Changing the Culture (336 pages) This is essentially the 2012 Zurich Concussion Consensus process applied to research in youth sport – a great summary of the topic but not an easy read. For anyone versed in concussion the themes will be familiar: […]

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Coaches and doctors need to recognise when they are vulnerable to “win or else” pressure.

 By Drs. Lynley Anderson and Brad Partridge  John Orchard’s recent blog ‘On Andre Villas-Boas, the unreasonable pressure on coaches/managers, and why player health should be in clinician’s hands’, raises some interesting points for debate. Dr Orchard laments that decisions regarding return to play following concussion were made by a coach who is ‘forced by the nature of the […]

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Paediatric concussion…….must try harder!

By Dr James Thing There has been plenty of discussion lately on the topic of sports concussion and its mismanagement at an elite level. This was most recently and infamously highlighted when Hugo Lloris was allowed to continue playing for Tottenham after a period of clear loss of consciousness following a traumatic collision with an opponent. […]

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Guest post by @DrJohnOrchard. On Andre Villas-Boas, the unreasonable pressure on coaches/managers, and why player health should be in clinicians’ hands

  A month is a long time in football On November 21st, I was one of three sports physicians who wrote a Blog at BJSM on the topic of concussions in football & managerial interference in medical decisions. I tried to assess the risks involved for all of the participants in the Hugo Lloris concussion […]

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Concussion, risk assessment, and practical steps to reform: Learning from the Hugo Lloris example

By Dr. John Orchard (@DrJohnOchard) Another month in professional sport and we have another (few) concussion management controversies in multiple sports and multiple countries. Although we respect the fundamentals of the original van Mechelen injury prevention paradigm [1] it is clearer than ever that “real-world implementation” is at least half the battle [2]. This BJSM […]

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Suspected Concussion? There’s a mobile app for that

By Keara Hooi, Sarah Mackay, Jacqueline Mitchell, Anton Moshynskyy, and Jacky Shen Imagine being the brand new student trainer on an athletic team. You are ambitious, keen and ready to embark on a dynamic and rewarding journey in the industry. You grin as you stare out onto the field of football players, with your brand new Apple iPhone 5S […]

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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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