oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Sports-related head injuries: A neuropsychological perspective
|Article Title||Sports-related head injuries: A neuropsychological perspective|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Sports Medicine|
|Affiliations||1 Department of psychology, University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg (PMB)|
|Publication Date||Oct 1988|
|Pages||23 - 27|
|Keyword(s)||Boxing, Brain injuries, Cognitive dysfunction, Contusions, Equipment for speeding, Facial lacerations, Martial arts, Neurocognitive sequelae, Neuropathology, Postconcussive syndrome, Range of symptoms, Rugby, Soccer and Wrestling|
Mild head injuries occur across a range of different competitive and recreational sports. Concern has been expressed regarding the outcome of these injuries, and it is generally accepted that what has until recently been regarded as relatively minor or trivial head injuries (concussions) can give rise to long-term and possibly even permanent neurocognitive effects. This may occur in the absence o f direct impact or loss of consciousness.
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