November 1999 AAOS Report

Organizations reach consensus on concussions

The AAOS, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine, the National Academy of Neuropsychology and the International Neuropsychological Society have reached a consensus on the treatment and management of concussions in sports, and identified specific guidelines for the safe return to play of an athlete who has sustained a concussion. The group's recommendations, the result of 18 months of collaboration, are published in a monograph, "Concussion in Sports," in the September/October 1999 issue of the American Journal of Sports Medicine. Full text of the monograph may be downloaded from the AOSSM's web site,

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