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Citation

McCrory P, Davis G, Makdissi M. Curr. Sports Med. Rep. 2012; 11(1): 21-23.

Affiliation

Centre for Health, Exercise and Sports Medicine, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia; Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention, Monash Injury Research Institute, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia; and Cabrini Hospital, Malvern, Victoria, Australia.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2012, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins)

DOI

10.1249/JSR.0b013e3182423bfd

PMID

22236821

Abstract

Second impact syndrome is believed to be the catastrophic consequence of repeated head injury in sport. The scientific evidence to support this concept is nonexistent, and belief in the syndrome is based upon the interpretation of anecdotal cases more often than not, lacking sufficient clinical detail to make definitive statements. The fear of this condition has driven many of the current return-to-play guidelines following concussion. Diffuse cerebral swelling (DCS) following a head injury is a well-recognized condition, more common in children than in adults, and usually has a poor outcome.


Language: en

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