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Head injuries 

Head injuries
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Head injuries
DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199602674.003.0036
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date: 22 October 2019

Background 114

Pitchside equipment and pre-event preparation 115

Pitchside assessment of head injury 116

Minor head injury management 118

Significant head injury management 120

Concussion management 122

Subdural haematoma 125

Extradural haematomas 125

Diffuse cerebral swelling 125

Intracerebral haematomas 126

Scalp injuries 126

Head injury is common in contact sports ranging from minor injury with no neurological deficit through varying degrees of concussion to traumatic brain injury. The pitchside practitioner must be competent in assessment and management of head injuries with awareness of sequelae. ...

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