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Sports-related Concussion — Genetic Factors

McGrew, Christopher A., MD, FACSM

Current Sports Medicine Reports: January 2019 - Volume 18 - Issue 1 - p 20–22
doi: 10.1249/JSR.0000000000000555
Head, Neck, and Spine: Section Articles
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Genetic biomarkers have been evaluated for validity in predicting risk for sports-related concussion as well as prognosticating recovery from this injury. Research results from predominantly small-scale pilot studies thus far are mixed and preliminary findings have not been adequately replicated. Currently, the use of such genetic biomarkers should be considered investigational and not for routine clinical use.

Genetic biomarkers are not yet valid for clinical use in predicting risk for/or recovery from sports-related concussion.

Department of Family and Community Medicine, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, NM

Address for correspondence: Christopher A. McGrew, MD, FACSM, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, 2211 Lomas, NE Albuquerque, NM 87106; E-mail: cmcgrew@salud.unm.edu.

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