A.2 General medical examinations - Medical

UEFA Medical Regulations

Content Type
Technical Regulations
Category
Specific Regulations
Subject
Medical
Language
English
Enforcement Date
1 July 2024

A.2.1

The general physical examination must cover the following:

  1. height

  2. weight

  3. blood pressure in supine position

  4. head and neck (including eyes, nose, ears, teeth, throat and thyroid gland)

  5. lymph nodes

  6. chest and lungs (inspection, auscultation, percussion, and inspiratory and expiratory chest expansion)

  7. heart (sounds, murmurs, pulse and arrhythmias)

  8. abdomen (including any hernias or scars)

  9. blood vessels (e.g. peripheral pulses, vascular murmurs and varicose veins) j. skin (general inspection)

  10. nervous system (e.g. reflexes and sensory abnormalities)

  11. motor system (e.g. weakness or atrophy).

A.2.2

A neurological baseline test is a non-invasive screening of brain functions, to be conducted before the start of the season. It should cover all clinical domains that might possibly be affected by a concussion. Ideally, baseline tests should be multimodal and include a focused medical history (including history of previous concussion and/or relevant co-morbidities), clinical assessment (e.g. based on the most up to date SCAT) and neurocognitive testing. Suitable tests may be clinical or device-based and may include but are not limited to: SCAT (in the latest version applicable), VOMS, neuropsychological tests (guided by a neuropsychologist and/or computer system such as CNS Vital Signs or IMPACT, among others) and neurophysiological tests including investigations of the oculomotor and vestibulo-ocular system (e.g. vestibulo-ocular reflex, dynamic visual acuity and/or other standardised test).

A.2.3

A standard 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) must be performed annually.

A.2.4

An echocardiography must be performed every two years, and an exercise stress ECG is recommended at the same interval.