Concussions + Medical . . . ?

JMC

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Hi All,

Last year (December) I had a "severe" concussion and was knocked out for ~3mins. I was taken to hospital. Put in a neck brace for 2 weeks, had CT and MRI scans of my neck and head.

I was not at any stage administered treatment other than fluids to rehydrate me. I have had no recurring problems from it.

Does anyone have any experience with this? Is it the same as going back to sport with the lead time of 3 months clear from symptoms?

Cheers gents,
JMC

Sorry just realised I posted this in the wrong section, can an Admin please move it to the "Chit Chat" section? Cheers
 

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It'll need to be declared at the Medical Examination, particularly as it will be in your medical notes.

Whether or not it will affect medical suitability in the short-term can only be advised by the medical examiner. The best bet is to get copies of your medical notes relating to the incident & take them with you to the medical appointment so they can be produced if required.
 

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I can't imagine that it would pose a problem - it's a short term injury with no further diagnosis of resulting side effects.
 

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I wouldn't like to call it either way. Aircrew & Submariners would probably have problems joining if they had been knocked unconscious.

CT & MRI scans indicate there was reason to suggest they were necessary.
 

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CT & MRI scans indicate there was reason to suggest they were necessary.
CT and MRI were as said by the specialist "precautionary" and also mainly to check my neck hadn't been damaged and being masked by the conussion.

Thanks for the advice anyway people, is the best option to get my medical notes printed visitng my GP or the hospital where I was taken?
 

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Your GP surgery should be able to advise where best to obtain the records.

What you need to be careful about is if there was any associated insurance claim for injury.
 

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Your GP surgery should be able to advise where best to obtain the records.

What you need to be careful about is if there was any associated insurance claim for injury.
Nope none, was a sports injury.

Thanks for the help Ninja.
 
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