Concussions are a hot topic in the NFL as well on high school and college campuses in our area. In fact, concussion is the most common type of brain injury sustained in sports and most concussions do NOT involve loss of consciousness. Parents, coaches and physicians are concerned about the potential long term and even permanent damage that may result from a concussion.
“Many people don’t realize that you can sustain a concussion even if you do NOT hit your head,” said neurosurgeon Dr. Scott Simon. “Multiple concussions can have cumulative and long-lasting life consequences.”
Greenwich Post reporter Paul Silverfarb recently wrote a 3-part article on youth sports concussion. Here are links to his article:
To consult an ONS specialist about a concussion, ask for an appointment with any of the following physicians:
Mark Camel, MD – Neurosurgeon
Paul Apostolides, MD – Neurosurgeon
Amory Fiore, MD – Neurosurgeon
Scott Simon, MD – Neurosurgeon
Gloria Cohen, MD – Non-operative sports medicine physician
Katie Vadasdi, MD – Orthopedic surgeon, sports medicine specialist
To learn how concussion can be properly diagnosed and managed, click on the following links on the ONS Foundation:
To arrange to have a concussion injury prevention seminar presented in your school or community group, contact the ONS Foundation at (203) 869-3131.