Concussion and Football: a Review and Editorial

Kalil G. Abdullah, M. Sean Grady, Joshua M. Levine

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Abstract

The issue of concussion in football is of substantial interest to players, coaches, fans, and physicians. In this article, we review specific cultural hindrances to diagnosis and treatment of concussion in football. We review current trends in management and identify areas for improvement. We also discuss the obligations that physicians, particularly neurosurgeons and neurologists, have toward brain-injured football players and the larger societal role they may play in helping to minimize football-associated brain injury.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalCurrent neurology and neuroscience reports
Volume15
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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Keywords

  • Athletics
  • Concussion
  • Football
  • Professional sports
  • Traumatic brain injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology

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