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ARP Consensus Statement on Concussion Management
10/1/2018
ARP Consensus Statement on Concussion Management
 
 
The Association of Ringside Physicians (ARP) has set forth a consensus statement establishing concussion management guidelines for use in combat sports (boxing and MMA). Guidelines for the return of a concussed combat sports athlete to competition (return to fighting protocol) are also provided.
The ARP guidelines are recommendations designed to assist ringside physicians, fighters, trainers, promoters, sanctioning bodies, governmental bodies and others in making concussion management good practice decisions.
Additionally, the British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM) recently published an article which highlights the consensus statement of the ARP on concussion management in combative sports.

http://d31hzlhk6di2h5.cloudfront.net/20180822/d0/82/0f/5f/a470056a6a716e9da7d859fc/Concussion_management_guidelines_ARP.pdf

https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2018/07/26/bjsports-2017-098799.long