n South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Optimal application of neurocognitive testing in concussion management : a professional dilemma : letter to the editor

Volume 19, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1015-5163
  • E-ISSN: 2078-516X



We appreciate the response of sports physicians Kohler and Patricios to our review article 'Ethically we can no longer sit on the fence : A neuropsychological perspective on the cerebrally hazardous contact sports.' They have clearly articulated a position in respect of optimal concussion management that in broad terms is highly commensurate with the recommendations arising out of our review. Abreast of our own country-wide initiative, we are strongly supportive of their determination 'to drive a nationally-focussed programme of international calibre'. Indeed we are aware that they are providing a crucial educative role concerning the utility of computerised neuropsychological testing and the importance of obtaining baseline data in the South African sports concussion arena. The last thing they are doing is sitting on the fence.

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