Postconcussion syndrome in athletes

Curr Sports Med Rep. Jan-Feb 2010;9(1):21-6. doi: 10.1249/JSR.0b013e3181ccb55e.

Abstract

Postconcussion syndrome (PCS) is a constellation of physical, cognitive, and emotional symptoms that persist in a small percentage of patients who suffer from a concussion. There is significant debate regarding the definition and pathophysiology of PCS. This article reviews these controversies, the factors that may predict PCS, potential diagnostic and treatment options, and return-to-activity considerations for the sports medicine physician.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Athletes*
  • Athletic Injuries / complications
  • Athletic Injuries / diagnosis*
  • Athletic Injuries / physiopathology
  • Brain Concussion / complications
  • Brain Concussion / diagnosis*
  • Brain Concussion / physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome / diagnosis*
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome / etiology
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome / physiopathology
  • Sports Medicine / methods