Monday, April 27
7:00 am - 9:00 am
103 Return-to-play After Sports Injury I: Concussion
Moderator(s): Mark D. Krieger, MD, FAANS
Panelist(s): Julian E. Bailes Jr., MD, FAANS; Allen Kent Sills, MD, FAANS
The identification and management of sports-related injuries has received attention in the press and in neurosurgical literature. This seminar addresses the neurosurgeon's role in evaluating and clearing children, high school athletes, college athletes and professional athletes with concussions.
- Explain the standard tests and techniques for evaluating the injured athlete.
- Describe the pathophysiology of sports-related injuries of the spine.
- Apply the data and expert opinion on return-to-play guidelines to practice.