oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Concussion: Assessment of the sportsman after concussion
|Article Title||Concussion: Assessment of the sportsman after concussion|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Sports Medicine|
|Affiliations||1 Senior Consultant Neurosurgeon, Johannesburg Group of Teaching Hospitals|
|Publication Date||Jul 1998|
|Pages||5 - 6|
|Keyword(s)||Brain cells killed, Eye movements examined, Infection from basal fracture, Intervention of cerebral oedema, Intracranial haematoma, Multiple minor brain injuries, Neurological disturbance and Nystagmus|
Before we can decide on the correct approach to the problem of concussion on the sportsfield, we must understand the meaning of the word concussion. Its formal neuro surgical definition is momentary loss of consciousness due to a force applied to the head, from which there is a complete recovery, the only subsequent deficit being that of a short period of amnesia.
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