Concussion Management for Primary Care

Evidence Based Answers to Cases and Questions

  • Deepak S.┬áPatel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Deepak S. Patel
    Pages 1-5
  3. Deepak S. Patel, Natasha Ahmed
    Pages 7-17
  4. George G. A. Pujalte, Timothy M. Dekker, Andre A. Abadin, Trisha E. Jethwa
    Pages 19-30
  5. Carrie A. Jaworski, Priya Nagarajan
    Pages 31-46
  6. Alan Shahtaji, Samuel Galloway, Laura Murphy
    Pages 47-61
  7. Darren E. Campbell, James L. Snyder, Tara Austin
    Pages 63-75
  8. Keri L. Denay, Erica Rae Martin
    Pages 77-87
  9. Raul A. Rosario-Concepcion, Rafael A. Romeu-Mejia, Robert D. Pagan-Rosado, Jennifer Roth Maynard
    Pages 89-100
  10. Matt Roth, Drew Nowakowski
    Pages 101-110
  11. Suraj Achar, William Timothy Ward, Rachel Buehler Van Hollebeke
    Pages 111-124
  12. Jack Spittler, Lindsey Kolar
    Pages 125-143
  13. Kathleen M. Weber, Elizabeth B. Portin
    Pages 145-158
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 159-162

About this book


Concussions are increasing in incidence each year, and each state has a law on management of concussions in children. These factors strengthen the need for primary care providers to be well-versed in the evaluation and management of them. This text provides primary care physicians and clinicians with an evidence-based yet practical approach to diagnosing and treating concussions in children and adults.

The book begins with a general overview of concussions. It then goes on to identify risks, signs and symptoms of concussions. Next, physicians and providers learn when and how to perform appropriate physical exams for suspected concussions. The following chapters focus on finding the correct type of testing to perform in suspected concussions. The testing options addressed include diagnostic, neurocognitive and imaging. Return-to-learn and return-to-play recommendations are then discussed to ensure that providers are able to properly educate patients on them. The book concludes by explaining post-concussion syndrome and identifying methods to prevent concussions and complications in the future. Each chapter presents a specific case along with 3-5 followup questions as well as a summary of key concepts. 

Written from the unique perspective of a primary care physician who also specializes in sports medicine and concussions, Concussion Management for Primary Care is a first-of-its-kind book that serves as a valuable resource for primary care physicians, sports medicine physicians and any other clinician treating patients suffering from a possible concussion.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Deepak S.┬áPatel
    • 1
  1. 1.Family and Sports MedicineRush University Medical CenterChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-39581-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-39582-7
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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