Evidence-Based review of sport-related concussion: clinical science

Clin J Sport Med. 2001 Jul;11(3):150-9. doi: 10.1097/00042752-200107000-00005.


The clinical nature of sport-related concussion is discussed in this paper. Particularly highlighted are the difficulties with definition, injury severity grading, classification, and understanding of clinical symptoms. In addition, the well-recognized sequelae of concussion including the motor and convulsive manifestations are discussed in detail. Where possible, an evidence-based approach is adopted to assist the understanding of the literature in this complex area.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Athletic Injuries / classification
  • Athletic Injuries / diagnosis*
  • Athletic Injuries / prevention & control
  • Brain Concussion / classification
  • Brain Concussion / diagnosis*
  • Brain Concussion / prevention & control
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Humans
  • Sports Medicine / methods*
  • Trauma Severity Indices