Concussion Management And Decisions About Return To Play In Young Athletes.
Dr. Philipp Aldana, MD, FAAP
Youth Sports Medicine
The current wave of legislation on sports concussions portends greater involvement of physicians in injury management. Dr. Philipp Aldana, MD, FAAP, a member of the AAP Section on Neurological Surgery Executive Committee, comes on the show to discuss the rise in prominence of concussions and TBI and the proactive measures to recognize and manage the problem that ultimately will benefit society and youth.
Philipp Aldana, MD, FAANS, FAAP is an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics and the Chief of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at the University of Florida-Jacksonville and section chief of pediatric neurosurgery at Wolfson Children’s Hospital. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Section of Neurological Surgeons of the AAP. He was the Director of the Comprehensive Traumatic Brain Injury Program at Akron Children’s Hospital and has a special interest in pediatric head injury.
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