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Consensus Statements by the ARP

Concussion Management in Combat Sports: Consensus Statement from the Association of Ringside Physicians, 2018

Medical Recommendations to Improve Boxing Safety — General recommendations from the ARP

Ethics — Ethical guidelines developed and mandated by the ARP for practice as a ringside physician

Medical Clearance of the Older Fighter — Clearing fighters aged 40 and over

Mouth Guards — Which mouth guards are safest

Weight Management in Professional Combat Sports — The problem of unsafe weight control practices

Blood-Borne Infectious Disease Screening in Combat Sports — Recommendations for screening

Down Syndrome — Recommendations for whether people with Down Syndrome should be medically cleared to compete in contact martial art sports

Letter to AIBA re: Professionals in Olympics


Tough Man Competitions & Bare Knuckle Boxing

Are Tough Man Competitions Safe?  One Ringside Physician’s Opinion

ACSC Opposes Bare Knuckle Boxing



Male-to-female Transgender Athletes in Combat Arts: Advantage or Not?

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