Sports Medicine Research: In the Lab & In the Field: American Academy of Neurology: Summary of Evidence-based Guideline Update: Evaluation and Management of Concussion in Sports (Sports Med Res)
Monday, March 18, 2013

American Academy of Neurology: Summary of Evidence-based Guideline Update: Evaluation and Management of Concussion in Sports

Summary of evidence-based guideline update: Evaluation and management of concussion in sports: Report of the Guidelines Development Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology.

Christopher C. Giza, MD, Jeffrey S. Kutcher, MD, Stephen Ashwal, MD, FAAN, Jeffrey Barth, PhD, Thomas S.D. Getchius, Gerard A. Gioia, PhD, Gary S. Gronseth, MD, FAAN, Kevin Guskiewicz, PhD, ATC, Steven Mandel, MD, FAAN, Geoffrey Manley, MD, PhD, Douglas B. McKeag, MD, MS, David J. Thurman, MD, FAAN and Ross Zafonte, DO. Neurology 2013; Published online before print.

The American Academy of Neurology has updated its 1997 practice guidelines regarding sports concussion. The guideline offers recommendations in 3 categories: “1) preparticipation counseling recommendations; 2) recommendations related to assessment, diagnosis, and management of suspected concussion; and 3) recommendations for management of diagnosed concussion (including acute management, RTP, and retirement).



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