Sports-related concussion

Amy E. Valasek, Teri Metcalf McCambridge

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Sports-related concussion affects athletes of all ages, yet the youngest athletes tend to be more vulnerable. Children aged 18 years and younger can be affected longer and take more time to return to cognitive baseline. Therefore, children should be managed differently than adults when returning back to sports after a concussion. The age and gender of a young athlete also should be taken into consideration when returning to athletics. This chapter discusses the epidemiology of sports-related concussion in the pediatric athlete, along with age and gender differences and sports at risk.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPediatric and Adolescent Concussion
Subtitle of host publicationDiagnosis, Management and Outcomes
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780387895451
ISBN (Print)9780387895444
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)


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