Sports-Related Traumatic Brain Injury

Shawn Phillips, Derek Woessner

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Concussions have garnered more attention in the medical literature, media, and social media. As such, in the nomenclature according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the term concussion has been supplanted by the term mild traumatic brain injury. Current numbers indicate that 1.7 million TBIs are documented annually, with estimates around 3 million annually (173,285 sports- and recreation-related TBIs among children and adolescents). The Sideline Concussion Assessment Tool 3 and the NFL Sideline Concussion Assessment Tool are commonly used sideline tools.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)243-248
Number of pages6
JournalPrimary Care - Clinics in Office Practice
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology (medical)


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