Recommendations for diagnosis and therapy of concussion in sports

The Swiss Neurological Society (Schweizerische Neurologische Gesellschaft) has published recommendations for the diagnosis and therapy of sport-related concussions, written by Dr. Nina Feddermann-Demont, and PD Dr. Antonella Palla and leading neurologists of Switzerland.


The diagnosis and treatment of sport-related concussion has changed substantially in recent years. Nevertheless, the affected athletes are often insufficiently diagnosed and not treated – or receive only the recommendation of physical rest. This article provides an overview of diagnostic and therapeutic recommendations for neurologists. The recommendations are based on the latest scientific findings on head injuries, concussions in sports and mild traumatic brain injury. International and national guidelines of the British National Institute for Health and Care, the American Academy of Neurology, the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, the Concussion in Sport Group and sports associations served as base for the Swiss recommendations.


Feddermann-Demont N, Palla A, Ettlin T, Johannes S, Tettenborn T, Taranutzer AA, Wiest D, Sandor PS, Jung HH, Müller A, Straumann D. Diagnostik und Behandlungsindikation bei Gehirnerschütterung im Sport. Swiss Med Forum. 2020;20(00): Epub adead of print; doi:10.4414/smf.2020.08563.


The publication can be downloaded free of charge from the following link.