May 23, 2017
New Guidelines Released

Prolonged rest is not ideal when it comes to treating concussion, and in fact, those who are active faster, appear to get better faster.

This is an idea that John Leddy, MD, director of the University at Buffalo Concussion Management Clinic, first proposed about 10 years ago, and now, he says, several studies later, is beginning to be confirmed. It is also an idea that is now reflected in the latest document that guides treatment when it comes to sport-related concussion.

The 2017 Concussion in Sport Group consensus document was developed by experts in the field of concussion for physicians and healthcare providers who are involved in athlete care — at a recreational, elite and professional level. The document, published this month in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, is intended to guide clinical practice, Leddy says, as well as guide future research in the field of sport-related concussion.

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