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Adolescentsa- concussion/sports trauma

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By Brooke Manor Endocrinology
Laura K Purcell
Concussion is a common injury among children and adolescents participating in organized sports and recreational activities. Any child or youth who sustains a concussion should be removed from play immediately and medically evaluated as soon as possible. Cognitive and physical rest are recommended to allow symptoms to resolve. Cognitive rest may require temporary school absence and/or a modified class work or homework load. After symptoms have completely resolved at rest and a full return to school is achieved, the student can progress through a medically supervised, stepwise exertion protocol to return to play...
March 2014: Paediatrics & Child Health
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