Sports Medicine Research: In the Lab & In the Field: American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Position Statement: Concussion in Sport (Sports Med Res)
Monday, December 17, 2012

American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Position Statement: Concussion in Sport


American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Position Statement: Concussion in Sport

Kimberly G Harmon, Jonathan A Drezner, Matthew Gammons, Kevin M Guskiewicz, Mark Halstead, Stanley A Herring, Jeffrey S Kutcher, Andrea Pana, Margot Putukian, William O Roberts. Br J Sports Med 2013; 47:15-26.

The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine released a position statement regarding concussions in sports. The purpose of this statement was “to provide an evidence-based, best practises summary to assist physicians with the evaluation and management of sports concussion” and “to establish the level of evidence, knowledge gaps, and areas requiring additional research.” The statement includes a thorough description of the pathophysiology, epidemiology, as well as diagnosis and management of concussions.

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