“The prognoses are generally good”: Interview with Nina Feddermann-Demont in “Eastern Switzerland on Sunday”

In a detailed interview with the “Eastern Switzerland on Sunday” on the subject of concussion, Nina Feddermann-Demont takes a position on topics such as headaches, new rules, and long-term consequences. The interview was held after the St. Gallen defender Philippe Montandon had a concussion for the eighth time in the game and then tried to return to the pitch. This triggered controversial discussions about the topic of concussion in competitive sports. Although the prognosis of a concussion is generally good, Nina Feddermann-Demont argues that “When in doubt, keep her/him out;” the team physician should leave the player on the sideline. Read the entire interview here.

Header Risk Factor: The Swiss Television SRF reports on the Swiss Concussion Project

Following various concussion cases at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, Swiss Television SRF visited the Swiss Concussion Project’s basic tests at the BSC Young Boys, the research project that led to the foundation of the Swiss Concussion Center. In case of a head injury during the season, the tests are repeated and compared with the initial values. Discrete abnormalities can also be identified and appropriate therapy measures can be initiated. The following is the article in the Tagesschau of Swiss Television SRF.