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Tuesday, May 1

7:00 am - 9:00 am

213 Return-to-play After Sports Injury I: Spine Injury

AANS Member Fee: $100
Non-member Fee: $100
Member Fee: $65

Moderator(s): Michael W. Groff, MD, FAANS

Panelist(s): Douglas L. Brockmeyer, MD, FAANS; Daniel C. Lu, MD, PhD, FAANS; Christina Marie Notarianni, MD, FAANS; Srinivas K. Prasad, MD, FAANS

The identification and management of sports-related injuries has received much recent attention in the press and in neurosurgical literature. This seminar will address the neurosurgeons role in evaluating and clearing children, high school athletes, college athletes and professional athletes who have spine injuries.

Learning Objectives: After completing this educational activity, participants should be able to:
  • 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 their practice.