Your young athlete takes a blow to the head. They’re dizzy, having headaches and seem somewhat out of it. It seems like they may have a concussion. You get concerned and start to wonder if a CAT scan is needed to sort things out. You see your pediatrician and ask about getting his head … Continue reading Does My Child Need a CT Scan After Their Concussion?
When we talk about sports medicine, we think about injuries to all sorts of structures in our body…the muscles and tendons, ligaments, bones, the brain…..but what about your teeth? You’ve all seen professional hockey players with their jack-o-lantern type smiles as a badge of honor. What do we need to be thinking about in … Continue reading Dental Injuries in Sports
We are nearing the end of March 2021. It is Brain Injury Awareness Month but certainly not to be overlooked, it’s also National Athletic Training Month. I’ve said it before that I don’t think it’s a coincidence, given that the important role our athletic trainers take in concussion awareness, education, diagnosis and management that … Continue reading Life as an Athletic Trainer. National Athletic Training Month 2021
Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, otherwise known as CTE, is a major topic when talking about the spectrum of things related to brain injury in sports. From its first descriptions in 1928 by Dr. Harrison Martland when coining the term “Punch Drunk Syndrome” to its portrayal in the movie “Concussion” with Will Smith starring as pathologist … Continue reading CTE: A Conversation with Chris Nowinski
It’s March and that means it’s Brain Injury Awareness Month. It’s easy for many of us to see the many patients who come into our practices or we evaluate on the sidelines and help guide them through their evaluation and recovery from their concussion. But as a pediatric sports physician who has a huge … Continue reading Remembering Jake Snakenberg: Brain Injury Awareness Month 2021
There is a lot of equipment out there we use with our young athletes to hopefully reduce the risk of injury. Some is required for a particular sport, although some athletes and families just purchase things on their own to use. But does the protective equipment do what is intended? How about protective equipment … Continue reading Research Review: Protective Equipment
In advance of the Super Bowl this past week, there was a new press release about a new blood test for concussion praising the advances and that it would be revolutionary for the sideline diagnosis of concussion. Sounds great, doesn’t it? Well, is this new FDA approved test really all it is being touted … Continue reading Is There Really a Blood Test for Concussions?
If you do any sort of sports medicine, you’ve heard of the meniscus, that shock absorber between the bones in the knee. Do you know what a discoid meniscus is? Why is this even important when discussing young athletes? Today on the podcast, we discuss the discoid meniscus, something that may have seen you … Continue reading Discoid Meniscus: A PRISM RIG Discussion
It’s 2021. CoVID-19 is still here. We amazingly have a vaccine out and I’m so thankful and grateful to the scientists who worked tirelessly to get it out and to have had the opportunity to be a recipient of the vaccine. But despite these advances, cases, hospitalizations and deaths have continued to surge. We’ve … Continue reading The Pediatric Heart and COVID
Did you know that when you think of the words MOON and MARS, they actually have a meaning outside of our celestial bodies in the sky? You probably never even equated those couple of words to sports medicine. If you have not, you should, especially if you see young athletes with ACL tears. My … Continue reading The MOON and MARS ACL Studies