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Ryan Isherwood, M.D.

A Discussion on Concussion


  So far this football season I have diagnosed 4 high school players with concussion.  Last year I only made the diagnosis once.  The difference this year is that trainers and coaches are paying closer attention to signs that one of their players may have a concussion.  This is in part due to the efforts by both the NFL and the NCAA to educate the coaches and their staff as well as help protect the players themselves. Concussion can occur in both helmeted and non-helmeted sports, and is most common in any sport that may involve a collision of any type.  The CDC in 2007 estimated  that ER’s saw 1.1 million concussion related injuries while another 235,000 required hospitalization.  When … Continue reading

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