News Release – The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine UK (FSEM) welcomes the launch of Scottish Sport Concussion Guidelines for the general public and for grassroots sports participants, where specialists in Sports and Exercise Medicine are not available to manage concussed players. The FSEM would like to see […]
Can animals help limit concussions?
Gregory D. Myer, Director of Research in Sports Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Recently wrote a fantastic – and very popular- article for “The Opinion Pages” of the New York Times on the concussion crisis. Below, we highlight a few key paragraphs and link to related BJSM publications. CINCINNATI — THE N.F.L. playoffs start tomorrow. During […]
UK Medical and Sporting Organisations Call for Best Practice Consensus on Concussion
News Release 23 September 2014 The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) UK has hosted a meeting to discuss the need for consensus in the prevention, assessment and management of concussion in the UK. Concussion is common and can have major implications on quality of life if not recognised early. Key influencers and brain […]
Concussion to groin pain: BJSM editors and authors contribute to a 200-strong clinician education event
BJSM editors and authors contributed to a 200-strong clinician education event run by the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine of Ireland on Tuesday April 29. Andy Franklyn-Miller argued the ‘compartment pressure’ syndrome was a misnomer for pathology that relates to relative overuse. His article can be found HERE (OPEN ACESS) in BJSM and his podcast […]
IOC World Conference – Prevention of Injury & Illness in Sport: On the ground recap
By Liam West (@Liam_West) For 3 years this conference has been firmly on my “SEM Bucket List” and it did not disappoint. Firstly, Monaco in the sun is a sight to behold and secondly to walk into a coffee break to see the “who’s who” of global sports medicine was simply inspirational. The numbers for […]
Sports-Related Concussion in Youth- Improving the Science, Changing the Culture: Book review by Dr. Michael Turner
Book review by Dr. Michael Turner Sports-Related Concussion in Youth- Improving the Science, Changing the Culture (336 pages) This is essentially the 2012 Zurich Concussion Consensus process applied to research in youth sport – a great summary of the topic but not an easy read. For anyone versed in concussion the themes will be familiar: […]
Coaches and doctors need to recognise when they are vulnerable to “win or else” pressure.
By Drs. Lynley Anderson and Brad Partridge John Orchard’s recent blog ‘On Andre Villas-Boas, the unreasonable pressure on coaches/managers, and why player health should be in clinician’s hands’, raises some interesting points for debate. Dr Orchard laments that decisions regarding return to play following concussion were made by a coach who is ‘forced by the nature of the […]
Paediatric concussion…….must try harder!
By Dr James Thing There has been plenty of discussion lately on the topic of sports concussion and its mismanagement at an elite level. This was most recently and infamously highlighted when Hugo Lloris was allowed to continue playing for Tottenham after a period of clear loss of consciousness following a traumatic collision with an opponent. […]
Guest post by @DrJohnOrchard. On Andre Villas-Boas, the unreasonable pressure on coaches/managers, and why player health should be in clinicians’ hands
A month is a long time in football On November 21st, I was one of three sports physicians who wrote a Blog at BJSM on the topic of concussions in football & managerial interference in medical decisions. I tried to assess the risks involved for all of the participants in the Hugo Lloris concussion […]
Concussion, risk assessment, and practical steps to reform: Learning from the Hugo Lloris example
By Dr. John Orchard (@DrJohnOchard) Another month in professional sport and we have another (few) concussion management controversies in multiple sports and multiple countries. Although we respect the fundamentals of the original van Mechelen injury prevention paradigm  it is clearer than ever that “real-world implementation” is at least half the battle . This BJSM […]