Concussion in motorsport: incidence, awareness and future directions.
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Deakin, N., & Hutchinson, P. (2017). Concussion in motorsport: incidence, awareness and future directions.. Concussion, 2 (3), CNC43. https://doi.org/10.2217/cnc-2017-0004
Concussion in contact sport is a contentious issue and represents a growing proportion of injuries sustained by athletes worldwide. Motorsport is no exception, yet the published evidence on the incidence, severity and recovery from this condition remains scarce . Motorsport is unique among extreme sports, since competitors are frequently subject to high velocity, high G forces with a large rotational component, even without impact [2,3]. The ongoing challenge for practitioners is threefold; making a diagnosis of concussion trackside, evaluating competitors in the medical center and approaching the return-to-race decision.
ND Deakin receives expenses in exchange for performing baseline and post-concussion neurocognitive testing for the British Touring Car Championship and its associated racing series. PJ Hutchinson is supported by a NIHR Research Professorship and the BRC Cambridge NIHR. PJ is also Chief Medical Officer for the FIA Formula 1 British Grand Prix at Silverstone. The authors have no other relevant affiliations or financial involvement with any organization or entity with a financial interest in or financial conflict with the subject matter or materials discussed in the manuscript apart from those disclosed.
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External DOI: https://doi.org/10.2217/cnc-2017-0004
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/271775
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