Sports-Related Concussion

Sports-Related Concussion

by Julian E. Bailes, M.D.
     
 

The phenomenon of minor head injury is increasingly being recognized as having both immediate and long-term implications for athletes. Physicians, trainers, and coaches play a vital role in the prevention of injury, on-field diagnosis and management, and treatment of sports related concussion. From early recognition of a concussive event to treatment options and

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The phenomenon of minor head injury is increasingly being recognized as having both immediate and long-term implications for athletes. Physicians, trainers, and coaches play a vital role in the prevention of injury, on-field diagnosis and management, and treatment of sports related concussion. From early recognition of a concussive event to treatment options and possible long-term side effects, all aspects of the neurologic and neuropsychologic evaluation and management of head injury in the athlete are addressed. The book concludes with a lively and informative round-table discussion among professional athletes who have experienced sports-related concussion.

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Updated versions of 18 papers from conferences in Pittsburgh in 1996 and Orlando, Florida in 1997 focus on treating the types of injuries that typically occur in sporting events. After reviewing the anatomy of concussion and the effects in both the short and long term, they examine diagnosis, management, prevention including proper helmet design, and neurological evaluation and the reliability of testing methods. Presents the view of athletes in a discussion with several former members of the Pittsburgh professional football team. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781576260500
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/01/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
261
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

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