Below is a collection of useful sports medicine information and links for Doctors
Patient Referral Information
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Sports Injury Prevention
stopsportsinjuries.org is a great website to consult with respect to information on preventing sports injuries. There are very useful resources available for physicians and patients available on the site. We often refer patients to this site to gain a better understanding of their injuries and their treatment.
Useful Head Injury Resources
The science and practical management of head injury in sports is continuously evolving. There is ample evidence indicating potentially significant and permanent deficits in athletes with minor head injuries especially if allowed to go back too early. The links below will provide the physician with useful information on how to recognize and assess a head injury or sport concussion, when to send a player back to activity as well as general information regarding head injury.
The Third International Conference on Concussion in Sport held in Zurich in 2008 provided an international consensus on concussion in sport. The SCAT 2 presented at the conference was updated to the SCAT 3 concussion assessment tool in 2013. Links to both these tools are also provided below. These can be printed and kept handy in your office for assessment of athletes with a history of concussion.
In June 2014 the pediatric sport concussion guidelines were updated.
Both pediatric and adult SCAT 3 tools are available for online completion.
You may also find valuable information on head injury and concussion in sport by visiting the StopSportsInjury website.
In September 2013 OPHEA (Ontario Physical Education Safety Association) developed a strategy and regulations for dealing with concussion in students involved in sports in Ontario. The new regulations and forms which must be completed prior to being allowed to return to classes or physical activities can be accessed at:
- SCAT 3 Sport Concussion Assessment Tool
- Concussion Guidelines for Children and Adults
- Internet Based SCAT 3 Form for Children and Adults
- OPHEA (concussion documentation and required forms for participation in physical activity and return to classes)
- Head Injury Booklet for Physicians from the CDC
- Download Third International Conference Guidelines on Sport Related Concussion Zurich 2008
- Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation