Musculoskeletal Medicine and PainCommentary

Return to Play After Concussion: Clinical Guidelines for Young Athletes

James A.D. Berry, DO; Margaret Wacker, MD; Rosalinda Menoni, MD; Bailey Zampella, DO; Gohar Majeed, DO; Samir Kashyap, DO; Hammad Ghanchi, DO; Christopher Elia, DO; Tyler Carson, DO; and Dan Miulli, DO
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Received: May 16, 2019

Accepted: June 12, 2019

Published: November 25, 2019

J Osteopath Med; 119(12): 833-838

Physicians who evaluate young patients with concussion can protect them from sustaining further injury by using return to play guidelines and educating patients and their families. When implemented, these clinical scales and guidelines can prevent secondary injury and improve the ongoing care and long term outcomes of these patients. The authors review health risks and warning signs of concussion through information disseminated by schools and youth sports organizations.

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