Concussion in the Pediatric and Adolescent Population: "Different Population, Different Concerns" Article

Full Text via DOI: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2011.07.015 PMID: 22035679 Web of Science: 000305873100004

Cited authors

  • Karlin, Aaron M.


  • Sports-related concussions are common among pediatric and adolescent athletes, yet a scarcity of age-specific research often has meant that practitioners use guidelines developed for collegiate or adult populations. This situation is changing, as more studies are being published about this population that bears special attention because of the immaturity of the developing brain. This article describes existing knowledge about the epidemiology and etiology of concussions in youth athletes; discusses issues related to assessment, clinical management, and return to activity; examines special concerns related to the effects of concussion on the developing brain; and discusses prevention and education initiatives related to concussion in youth athletes. PM R 2011;3:S369-S379

Publication date

  • 2011

Published in

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1934-1482

Start page

  • S369

End page

  • S379


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