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AMSSM member Kim Harmon, MD, a sports medicine physician, concussion expert and lead author of AMSSM's position statement, Concussion in Sport, said there are five things you can ask your doctor if you have had a concussion or think you may have been concussed....[Read More]
Sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinuses, which are air-filled cavities in the facial bones that are connected to the nose. Sinusitis can lead to blockage of the narrow passages connecting the sinuses and the nose, causing a painful buildup of pressure....[Read More]
High-altitude cerebral edema (HACE) is an emergency in which swelling of the brain occurs because of high altitude. Early recognition is important as it is usually leads to death within 24 hours if left untreated. HACE occurs when people who are not used to being at high altitudes ascend to such places of elevation too quickly....[Read More]
Concussions, sometimes referred to as mild traumatic brain injuries, are one of the most commonly encountered sports injuries. Studies vary but rates are estimated at two million sport related concussions per year in the United States....[Read More]
A concussion is a traumatic brain injury common to many sports. Athletes in contact and collision sports, like football, hockey, and soccer have a higher risk of developing a concussion, but athletes in all sports may experience this injury....[Read More]
Avoid ordering a brain CT or brain MRI to evaluate an acute concussion unless there are progressive neurologic symptoms, focal neurological findings on exam or there is concern for a skull fracture....[Read More]
An auricular hematoma (cauliflower ear) is an injury to the outer ear. This injury can occur when the outer ear is either hit directly or receives repetitive blows....[Read More]
 
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