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Looking Beyond Current Beliefs
A recent study led by Anthony Kontos, PhD, from the University of Pittsburgh now suggests that recovery from a concussion might take much longer than the presently accepted range of 7 to 14 days.
This 7 to 14 day recovery period, based on certain peer-reviewed journal articles as well as a consensus statement published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, was derived from studies of male American football players that looked only at neurocognitive tests performed on them as well as a recording of symptoms they reported.
Clinical Decision Based Upon Minimal Information May Be Risky
However, Dr. Kontos and his colleagues recognized that it might be risky to send young athletes back to play on the basis of a somewhat limited set of parameters. “More and more people are starting to realize that you need to take a comprehensive approach so that you…
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