Emergent treatment of athletes with brain injury.

  title={Emergent treatment of athletes with brain injury.},
  author={Saint-Aaron L Morris and Wesley H Jones and Mark R. Proctor and Arthur L. Day},
  volume={75 Suppl 4},
The focus of this article is the early recognition and emergent treatment of severe or catastrophic traumatic brain injury. The pathophysiology and management of mild traumatic brain injury are reviewed extensively in other sections. Classification of head injuries can be based on anatomic location (epidural, subdural, intraparenchymal), mechanism of injury (coup, contrecoup, linear, rotational), distribution (focal or diffuse), and clinical presentation. Severe head injuries include epidural… CONTINUE READING