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Assessing concussion—as easy as ABC. Dr Jim Bovard. Episode #380

By Daniel Friedman @ddfriedman On the latest BJSM podcast, Dr Jim Bovard joins me to share his ABC concussion tool for rapid on-field assessment. To accompany the podcast, we have created the following flow diagram for Dr Jim Bovard’s assessment algorithm. Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below! […]

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Concussion in the AFL: do we need to see a policy change for all levels of the game?

By Mark Alcock @mark_alcock92  Yes I know, another piece on concussion in sport, original right? Well, unless you’ve lived under a rock you’ll know concussion in contact sport has been a hot topic for the past decade; and although an inevitable reality of competition the management of concussion needs to improve. In the AFL this […]

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Concussion: management and mismanagement at FIFA World Cup 2018

BJSM Undergraduate Perspective of SEM Blog Series – FIFA World Cup 2018 Discussion By Jeff Cullen @jeffcullen0 The main medical issue at the World Cup 2018 in Russia thus far has, not surprisingly due to the media coverage, been the management of concussion. The 2017 Concussion in Sport Group (CISG) consensus statement1 describes Sport Related Concussion as […]

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Return to Learn (RTL) and Return to Sport (RTS) Protocols for Youth Athletes and Our Proposed Coordinated Return Protocol

  By Steven Horwitz, D.C.  @DrHorwitz, Nash Anderson, D.C. @Sportmednews and Randy Naidoo M.D. @RandyNaidoo Concussions have become the noteworthy safety issue in sports today. Between “1.1 and 1.9 million sports and recreation related concussions occur annually in US children aged ≤18 years”1. With this notoriety comes an unfortunate melange of terms and care standards.2  The term […]

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The Blue Card initiative in club rugby: are we setting up less experienced physios to fail?

By Jessica Beard Topics surrounding concussion are as hot as a Californian summer. The public has witnessed players in professional sport clearly concussed, yet not removed from the field, the 2015 Will Smith Movie shows the traumatising reality of sports related concussion (SRC), famous players have reached out to share their concussion symptoms post sport. Now, there […]

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Scotland’s concussion guidelines highlight the need for a UK wide approach

News Release – The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine UK (FSEM) welcomes the launch of Scottish Sport Concussion Guidelines for the general public and for grassroots sports participants, where specialists in Sports and Exercise Medicine are not available to manage concussed players. The FSEM would like to see […]

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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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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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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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