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Management of Cerebral Concussion in Military Personnel: Lessons Learned From Sports Medicine

Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine. 2005 Oct;

13(4):212-221.

Lovell, M. R., M. W. Collins, J. E. Pardini, A. Parodi and A. Yates.

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Abstract:

This article reviews concussion management in the military, with specific reference to the acute assessment and management of injured combat military personnel. Recent research on concussion and recovery is used as a foundation for understanding issues unique to a military population, as well as universal issues in the care of concussed individuals. We explain current uses of neuropsychological testing in military, as well as suggest future directions. A protocol for the acute management and assessment of concussions sustained through military service is provided, as are recommendations for the treatment of more chronic postconcussion symptoms and other trauma-related conditions which may present following concussion.

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