Our sports medicine experts weigh in on when athletes and sports enthusiasts should seek medical attention for head injuries.
Concussions are sneaky. Most people think they are caused by significant, direct trauma to the head, but a light hit and even indirect blows to the body can trigger neurological problems.
To learn more about the risks of concussion and their treatments, we reached out to James E. Tibone, MD, professor of clinical orthopaedic surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, and Seth C. Gamradt, MD, director of orthopaedic athletic medicine at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Keck Medicine of USC and associate professor of clinical orthopaedic surgery at the Keck School. Both work with USC athletes and other major sports teams, like the New York Giants, and the Los Angeles Dodgers, Lakers, Kings and Rams.