Concussion in athletics.- Concussion mechanisms and pathophysiology.- Neurophysiology of concussion.- Biomechanics of concussion.- Concussion classification.- Ancillary test for concussion.- Evaluation of sport-related concussion.- Neuropsychological assessment of sports-related concussion.- Electroencephalography and brain function.- Conventional brain imaging methods.- Magnetic resonance spectroscopy of human brain.- Biophysical linkage between MRI and EEG measures in traumatic brain injury.- Neuropsychological test performance prior to and following sports-related concussion.- postural stability and neuropsychological deficits after concussion.- EEG and balance deficits following concussion.- Experimental concussion.- Acute head trauma coverage.- Clinical coverage of concussion.- Prevention of sport-related concussions.- Psychological impact of concussion.- Psychological rehabilitation of brain injured athletes.- Prevention of traumatic brain injuries.- Concussion in youth sports.- Sport medicine cases.
PIn summarizing current insights and controversies over concussions in athletics, this book makes the vital point that symptom resolution does not necessarily mean injury resolution. Research shows that dysfunctional pathways continue for extended periods even after a minor concussion. Until the consequences of short-term perturbations and long-term residual brain dysfunctions are better understood, concussions must be treated with respect and given a higher priority for continued research activity./P
Accumulates the latest development in evaluation and management of sport-related concussions, including current assessment of acute traumatic brain injuries, pathophysiology, neuropsychology, sport psychology, biomechanics, neurological treatment and rehabilitation