Saturday, April 25
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
020 Neurosurgical Care of Athletes: Concussion, Spine, Peripheral Nerve and Return-to-play
Director(s): Mark E. Oppenlander, MD, FAANS
Faculty: Tim E. Adamson, MD, FAANS; Russell R. Lonser, MD, FAANS; Joseph Charles Maroon, MD, FAANS(L); Michael McCrea, PhD, ABPP; David O. Okonkwo, MD, PhD, FAANS
This course is designed for the practicing neurosurgeon who works with athletes with neurological problems or who may wish to become involved in a local sports medicine team.
- Describe common spine injuries and treatments in athletes.
- Discuss peripheral nerve problems in athletes.
- Summarize emerging concepts in prevention and risk reduction strategies for neurologic injuries in athletes.
- Compare current methods for sideline and on-field assessment of injured athletes and discuss return-to-play pathways.