statement on concussion in sport-the 5th international conference on
concussion in sport held in Berlin, October 2016.
McCrory P, Meeuwisse W, Dvorak J, Aubry
M, Bailes J, Broglio S, Cantu RC, Cassidy D, Echemendia RJ, Castellani RJ,
Davis GA, Ellenbogen R, Emery C, Engebretsen L, Feddermann-Demont N, Giza CC,
Guskiewicz KM, Herring S, Iverson GL, Johnston KM, Kissick J, Kutcher J, Leddy
JJ, Maddocks D, Makdissi M, Manley GT, McCrea M, Meehan WP, Nagahiro S,
Patricios J, Putukian M, Schneider KJ, Sills A, Tator CH, Turner M, Vos PE.
Br J Sports Med. 2017 Apr 26. pii:
bjsports-2017-097699. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2017-097699. [Epub ahead of print]
“The 2017 Concussion in Sport Group
(CISG) consensus statement is designed to build on the principles outlined in
the previous statements and to develop further conceptual understanding of
sport-related concussion (SRC) using an expert consensus-based approach. This
document is developed for physicians and healthcare providers who are involved
in athlete care, whether at a recreational, elite or professional level.” The
document is a very valuable resource for clinicians.
A summary of the methods is available for review.
An article on the Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 5th Edition is available.
An article on the Child Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 5th Edition is also available.
An article on the Concussion Recognition Tool 5th Edition is also available.
The authors add that “Readers are
encouraged to copy and freely distribute this Berlin Consensus Statement on
Concussion in Sport, the Concussion Recognition Tool version 5 (CRT5) [link to tool], the Sports Concussion Assessment Tool version 5 (SCAT5) [link to tool] and/or
the Child SCAT5 [link to tool].”