The RR Daily Herald recently published an article called Changing the Culture on the way that football is changing in terms of injury prevention and concussions. They spoke with two Sports Medicine providers at Northern Carolina Orthopaedics, a division of Triangle Orthopaedics.
John Moss, MD is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and specializes in Sports Medicine. When it comes to concussions, education is important, from pediatricians and parents to coaches and the athletes themselves. ”It has to be a community-wide awareness… one child that has a fatal injury is too many. We all have to be on the same page.”
Adrian Dunn, MA, LAT, ATC works with Roanoke Rapids High School as an athletic trainer. He emphasizes the importance of players speaking up about how they’re feeling.
Signs and symptoms of a concussion include confusion, memory problems, headaches, blurred vision, lack of sustained attention and unusual behaviors. While these symptoms may disappear after a week, the brain may not fully heal from the injury until a few weeks or months later.
Northern Carolina Orthopaedics provides comprehensive Orthopaedic care in Roanoke Rapids, including Orthopaedic Urgent Care.