Updated Return-to-Play Recommendations for Collision Athletes After Cervical Spine Injury: A Modified Delphi Consensus Study With the Cervical Spine Research Society
Schroeder GD, Canseco JA, Patel PD, Hilibrand AS, Kepler CK, Mirkovic SM, Watkins RG, Dossett A, Hecht AC, Vaccaro AR. Neurosurgery. 2020 Jul 28:nyaa308. doi: 10.1093/neuros/nyaa308. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32720683.
The authors used a modified Delphi process with the Cervical Spine Research Society and NFL team physicians to create actionable statements and establish updated return-to-play recommendations for providers caring for collision athletes with cervical spine injuries. The article is accompanied by a freely available graphical abstract (see link above). From an initial 13 recommendations, 8 statements had a strong consensus.