Posts Categorized: Head Injury

Common Sports Injuries For Kids: Learn More from Louisville Children’s Orthopedic Surgeon Stacie Grossfeld

  It’s important as parents, coaches and mentors that we encourage kids to live an active healthy life. This naturally includes participation in sports. However, all physical activities come with the risk of injury, especially as kids are prone to tumbles, scrapes, bumps and bruises. Being prepared for potential sports injuries is critical in that… Read more »

Important Facts About Sports Related Concussions in Female Athletes

There are over 250,000 sports related concussions per year among student athletes. However, the female athlete has been shown to sustain 50% more concussions than the male athlete. The differences are most commonly seen in sports such as basketball, soccer, and volleyball, as well as lacrosse. Additionally, some studies have documented that female athletes have… Read more »

How to Prevent Fall Injuries in Children: Tips from a Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

fall injuries in children

The most common cause of nonfatal injuries for kids ages 1 to 19 are falls. Every day an estimated 8,000 juveniles are admitted into the emergency room due to injuries sustained from a fall. Fall injuries in children can be as minor as bruises or sprains, but they can also be as serious as head… Read more »

Concussions in the NFL: A Study in Review

The frequency in which concussions occur in the National Football League (NFL) is an issue of concern. In the March issue of the American Journal of Sports Medicine, authors Michael Clark, Breton Asken, et al. explore the relationship between concussions and the mechanisms by which they occur. The authors state that although there is a… Read more »

Will My Child Develop Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy or CTE?

Parents Express Concern over Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Many parents are increasingly concerned about chronic traumatic encephalopathy. In order to provide insight into this issue, Shawn Love B.S. and Dr. Gary Solomon at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, wrote an informative article: “Pain Physicians’ Corner” published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine in May 2014. If you… Read more »

The Real Dangers of Concussions

Sports are a great outlet for children to be active, develop social skills, and learn the importance of teamwork. According to The Boston Globe, three out of four American families with school-aged children have at least one playing an organized sport. This is a total of roughly 45 million children. It’s important that kids are allowed… Read more »

Don’t Forget Your Brain Exercises

With all of the latest research, studies and exercises created to improve your muscle and bone health, it’s easy to forget to strengthen your brain as well. Your brain is responsible for your thoughts, actions, relationships, and so much more. As we age our brains begin to slow down and some cognitive abilities may decrease… Read more »

Sports Concussions for Children and Teens

Management of Sports Concussions in the Pediatric and Adolescent Population There is an excellent review in the January/February issue of Orthopedics by Dr. Aaron Provance et al. which covers the management of sports-related concussions in the pediatric and adolescent population. Below is a summary of the key points in managing sports related concussions. Concussions make up nearly 10% of… Read more »

Clavicle Fracture, Concussion, and ACL Injury

Contact High School Fall Season Sports Injuries: Clavicle Fracture, Concussions and the ACL Injury The training for the fall sports season officially starts July 15th. High School Fall Season contact sports (football and soccer) bring about many injuries ranging from bumps and bruises to more serious injuries requiring surgical intervention. Among the more common fall… Read more »

Concussion Symptoms and Recovery for Girls and Boys

Girls Experience Concussions Differently Than Boys, According to Latest Research According to research by Dr. Shayne Feher at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, there are differences in the way that boys and girls experience concussion symptoms. Concussions are brain injuries that negatively impact normal brain functions. Often kids end up with a concussion following some… Read more »