Orthopedic/sports medicine
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Randy Pearson, MD, is a professor in the Michigan State University (MSU) Department of Family Medicine and assistant dean for graduate medical education for the College of Human Medicine, both in in East Lansing. He is the senior associate director of the Sparrow/MSU Family Medicine Residency, director of the MSU Sports Medicine Fellowship, and team physician for MSU Football. Dr. Pearson is also a faculty member of the National Family Medicine Board Review course.

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A 16-year-old boy presents to your office after suffering a head injury in a high-school football game the previous night. He denies loss of consciousness, but does not remember much about events either immediately before or after the injury. He reports feeling “foggy” after the injury, but this morning complains only of a mild frontal headache. He has had no previous similar injuries.

Which of the following statements is correct regarding his injury?

He should no longer play contact sports due to increased risk of permanent brain damage.

A computed tomography (CT) scan is helpful in the diagnosis and management of this condition.

Management of this condition involves sequential assessment of the patient’s symptoms over time.

An accurate assessment of the degree of injury can be made based on his presenting symptoms.

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