Concussions

A concussion is considered a traumatic brain injury (TBI). More than 400,000 kids in the U.S. go to the emergency room every year with a TBI. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates up to 3.8 million people will suffer from a concussion this year alone. According to the 2012 Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush/Illinois Athletic Trainers Association survey of Illinois certified athletic trainers, concussions ranked among the top five most common high school sports injuries.

Select one of the links below to learn more about concussion symptomsdiganosis, and treatment strategies from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush sports medicine physicians.

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How can concussions be prevented?

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Physicians at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush who treat concussion include: