Concussion

Welcome to a place where you can learn about Mayo Clinic’s recommended concussion protocols, read articles from the concussion team, patient stories and more.

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Dec 10, 2018

Defining Concussions

By Lee Brush @lrbrush
A concussion is a traumatic brain injury caused by mechanical forces to the body or head that transmits to the brain. Effects are usually temporary but can include headaches and problems with concentration, memory, balance and coordination. Some concussions cause you to lose consciousness, but 90% do not.  It is [...]
Defining Concussions
Dec 3, 2018

King Devick concussion test in association with Mayo Clinic

By Lee Brush @lrbrush
The King-Devick Test in association with Mayo Clinic is a quick, accurate and objective eye-movement tool that can be administered on the sidelines by parents, coaches, athletic trainers, school nurses and medical professionals. The K-D Test is a two-minute rapid number naming assessment in which an individual quickly reads [...]
King Devick concussion test in association with Mayo Clinic
Nov 26, 2018

Concussion Risks and Prevention

By Lee Brush @lrbrush
Concussions cannot be completely prevented but the risk of any injury can be minimized by the coaching of sound fundamental techniques in all sports. Correctly wearing well-maintained protective headgear during sports and other recreational activities can help reduce the risk of skull fractures and lacerations but none have been found to [...]
Concussion Risks and Prevention
Nov 19, 2018

Concussion Symptoms and Treatment

By Lee Brush @lrbrush
  The signs and symptoms of a concussion can be subtle and may not show up immediately. Symptoms can last for days, weeks or even longer. Common symptoms after a concussive traumatic brain injury are headache, loss of memory (amnesia) and confusion. An athlete with a suspected concussion should [...]
Concussion Symptoms and Treatment

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