With football season in full-swing, concussions and head injuries are in the front of a lot of parents’ and coaches’ minds. With advances in protective gear along with increased awareness and legislation surrounding the need to remove injured athletes from play, athletes are being kept safer. But when should a parent worry?
Will there be long-term consequences after a head injury? When is a CT scan necessary? How long will the athlete need to be removed from play? These questions will all be addressed in this month’s blog.
When Should A Parent Worry?
Advances in imaging, as well as long-term outcome studies, are starting to shed light on the cellular processes that are disrupted after head injury. This has led to abandoning concussion grading scores.
Instead, any blunt trauma … read more