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doi: 10.3810/psm.2010.04.1771
The Physician and Sportsmedicine: Volume 38: No.1
Concussion Management and Treatment Considerations in the Adolescent Population
Rosanna C. Sabini, DO And Cara Camiolo Reddy, MD
Abstract: Over the past decade, significant advances have been made in understanding concussions. Information regarding proper identification, pathophysiology, risks, outcomes, and management protocols has shifted the treatment paradigm from a generalized grading system to an individualized approach. Early identification and timely management of a concussion is necessary to ensure that patients minimize persistent post-concussive symptoms affecting the physical, behavioral, emotional, and cognitive domains. Adolescents are particularly vulnerable to concussions, having greater susceptibility and more prolonged recovery after sustaining an injury. This article aims to inform clinicians on how to improve symptom relief and functional outcomes for adolescent patients with concussion via immediate intervention, neuropsychological management, and pharmacological treatment.

Keywords: concussion; adolescents; sports; diagnosis; management; traumatic brain injury


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