oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - South African rugby guidelines on the management of concussion
|Article Title||South African rugby guidelines on the management of concussion|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Sports Medicine|
|Affiliations||1 SA Rugby Scientific and Research Committee|
|Publication Date||Feb 2003|
|Pages||26 - 28|
|Keyword(s)||Amnesia, Confusion, Definition, Double vision, Long-term management, Mechanism of injury, Nausea, Neuropsychological testing, Pathophysiology, Physical signs, Slurred speech, Symptoms and Unsteadiness|
Concussion is a significant problem in South African rugby and cause for concern. With an increasing number of participants coupled with increasing competition at all levels of the game, concussion is a critical issue that requires attention if serious injury, disability and death are to be prevented.
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