Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport

On May 22, 2010, in Big Picture, by NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine SGA

3rd International Conference on Concussion in Sport
Held in Zurich, November 2008

There was unanimous agreement to abandon the Simple
vs. Complex terminology that had been proposed in the Prague
agreement statement, as the panel felt that the terminology
itself did not fully describe the entities. However, the panel
unanimously retained the concept that the majority (80%-
90%) of concussions resolve in a short (7-10 day) period,
although the recovery time frame may be longer in children
and adolescents.

The suspected diagnosis of concussion can include one or
more of the following clinical domains:

(a) Symptoms: somatic (eg, headache), cognitive (eg, feeling
like in a fog) and/or emotional symptoms (eg, lability)
(b) Physical signs (eg, loss of consciousness, amnesia)
(c) Behavioural changes (eg, irritablity)
(d) Cognitive impairment (eg, slowed reaction times)
(e) Sleep disturbance (eg, drowsiness)
If any one or more of these components is present, a
concussion should be suspected and the appropriate management
strategy instituted.

Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport


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