Concussion (mild traumatic brain injury) and the team physician: A consensus statement

Stanley A. Herring, John A. Bergfeld, Arthur Boland, Lori A. Boyajian-O'Neill, Robert C. Cantu, Elliott Hershman, Peter Indelicato, Rebecca Jaffe, W. Ben Kibler, Douglas B. McKeag, Robert Pallay, Margot Putukian

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This document provides an overview of select medical issues that are important to team physicians who are responsible for athletes with concussion. It is not intended as a standard of care, and should not be interpreted as such. This document is only a guide, and as such, is of a general nature, consistent with the reasonable, objective practice of the healthcare professional. Individual treatment will turn on the specific facts and circumstances presented to the physician. Adequate insurance should be in place to help protect the physician, the athlete, and the sponsoring organization. This statement was developed by a collaboration of six major professional associations concerned about clinical sports medicine issues; they have committed to forming an ongoing project-based alliance to bring together sports medicine organizations to best serve active people and athletes. The organizations are: American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American College of Sports Medicine, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)395-399
Number of pages5
JournalMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2006


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