Published on December 14, 2012 at 1:50 AM
Written by a team of 10 experts in the diagnosis and treatment of concussion, many of whom are team physicians, the statement was intended for sports medicine physicians who are specially trained to provide sports concussion care from the acute injury to return-to play. The AMSSM is also hopeful that this information can support other healthcare professionals as they care for patients with concussions.
Dr. Jonathan Drezner, contributing author, Team Physician for the University of Washington and the Seattle Seahawks and current president of the AMSSM Board of Directors, stated, "There is increased awareness and visibility for sports-related concussion in athletes of all ages. This statement provides a scientific framework for the evaluation and management of concussion. Sports medicine physicians are uniquely positioned to help patients, parents, and coaches understand and achieve a safe return to play."
Source: American Medical Society for Sports Medicine