Three days needed to recover from head injuries

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 16 August 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:383
  1. Kamran Abbasi
  1. BMJ

    Athletes who have sustained mild head injuries should not be allowed to play again until at least three days after the symptoms have disappeared a recent study suggests.

    The researchers, from the University of North Carolina, claim that although healing after a head injury takes more than a week, the first few days are crucial in allowing athletes' balance to recover and prevent further injury (Medicine and Science …

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