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, Moss professor of sports medicine, professor of clinical orthopaedic surgery and Seth C. Gamradt, MD and director of orthopaedic athletic medicine and associate professor of clinical orthopaedic surgery at the USC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Keck Medicine of USC. Both work with USC athletes and other major sports teams like the New York Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers, Lakers, Kings and Rams.