Sports-Related Concussions: When in Doubt, Sit Them Out
Guest: Cara C. Prideaux, M.D.
Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. (@ChutkaMD)
Special Back to School Sports Medicine for the Primary Care Provider Series – Episode 1: According to the CDC, sports concussions have reach epidemic levels. Dr. Cara Prideaux discusses risks for concussions, evaluation signs and symptoms, and when referral and imaging is recommended. What should be happening on the sidelines when one of your patients has an event? What are the recommendations for recovery and returning your patients to school and sports? Dr. Prideaux details the dangers of returning too early and what to do when patients are making a delayed transition back to normality. To hear more from Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine, follow them on Twitter @MayoClinicSport.
- American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Position Statement on Concussion in Sport Harmon KG, Clugston JR, Dec K, et al American Medical Society for Sports Medicine position statement on concussion in sport British Journal of Sports Medicine 2019;53:213-225. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2018-100338