Tuesday, May 1
7:00 am - 9:00 am
213 Return-to-play After Sports Injury I: Spine Injury
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.
- 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.