Head Injuries in Athletics

Head Injuries in Athletics Laurence E. Mermelstein, M.D.   As athletes and spectators, we are frequently reminded that a young athlete’s career can be derailed or cut short by injuries. Specific serious injuries are sometimes associated with specific sports: shoulder injuries in throwers, spine injuries in gymnasts, knee injuries in football, etc. Sometimes these injuries …

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Neck Injuries in Football

Neck Injuries in Football by Laurence Mermelstein, M.D.   As the dog-days of summer turn into the cool nights of autumn, our minds turn to football. As an orthopedic surgeon, my thoughts turn to the football players and the injuries that bring them into our offices every week.   Whereas most spinal injuries are minor, …

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