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The Sports Medicine Institute has three special clinics focused on common areas of athletic injuries and medical care. At these clinics, a team of physicians assess the extent of the injury and act quickly to get the athlete immediate attention and appropriate follow-up care.
Athletes participating in contact sports may suffer a concussion or have post-concussive symptoms. The experts at the Sports Concussion Clinic have the expertise in concussion management to treat each athlete’s unique set of symptoms.
A concussion is a type of brain injury caused by a direct blow to either the head or another part of the body that causes acceleration and deceleration of the brain inside the skull. To sustain a concussion, the athlete does not have to lose consciousness, and while symptoms may differ among athletes, there are four areas typically impacted by concussions:
We like to think that no one will be injured in Friday night sports, but the reality is, it can happen. When it does, a clinic designed especially for these injuries is available at the Sports Medicine Institute.
Open only on Saturdays in the fall to treat injuries resulting from Friday night sporting activities, the clinic is a comprehensive sports medicine and orthopaedic clinic. Using state- of-the art diagnostic equipment, patients don’t have to leave the clinic for X-rays or a musculoskeletal ultrasound. Our experts are experienced in concussion evaluation, treatment and clearance.
The goal of the Saturday Sports Medicine Clinic is to get the Friday night athlete quick attention and on the road to recovery as soon as possible. Doctors who are knowledgeable about sports injuries, diagnosis and treatment can make that prompt evaluation.
At this clinic, patients benefit from advanced technology that provides precise delivery of medication through musculoskeletal injections.
Experts use the ultrasound to mark the precise location of the injection. The needle and needle tip can be seen on the ultrasound screen, ensuring that the injection is in the exact place to be administered. The ultrasound uses sound waves and is safe with no exposure to radiation for the patient.
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