Chat With a Doctor: Concussions and Sports Injuries in Children

Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, noon (ET)

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Do you have a question about concussions and sports injuries in school-aged athletes? Paul Saluan, MD, Orthopaedic & Rheumatological Institute, Cleveland Clinic, and Adam Lake, MEd, ATC, CSCS, Cleveland Clinic Sports Health, will answer your questions about this topic during a live webchat Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, at noon (ET).

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Concussions and Sports Injuries in School-aged Athletes Live Web Chat on Sept. 19

Live Web Chat: noon to 1 p.m. (ET) on Sept. 19, 2012.


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Featured Expert
Paul Saluan, MD

  • Orthopaedic & Rheumatologic Institute
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Featured Expert
    Adam Lake, MEd, ATC, CSCS

    • Certified Athletic Trainer
    • Center for Sports Health
    • Concussion Management Program

When your child breaks an arm or leg, you know the emergency room will assess the injury and help arrange the orthopaedic care needed. But other complications, like a concussion, may be more subtle. It’s not always easy to determine when to seek help or what type of doctor to call. This chat will touch on these points, as well as provide tips on how school-aged athletes can help prevent injury and keys to a successful return from injury.

Injuries associated with participation in sports and recreational activities account for 21 percent of all traumatic brain injuries among children in the U.S. Certified Athletic Trainer Adam Lake will discuss the signs and symptoms of concussions, as well what treatment options are available and how long the athlete should remain on the sidelines.

Questions for Dr. Saluan and Mr. Lake for this webchat might include:

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  • What are the signs of concussion?
  • Is there anything I can do to help my child from sustaining a sports injury?
  • How long do I keep my child from participating in a sport after injury or concussion?

Dr. Saluan holds joint appointments in the Center for Sports Health and the Center for Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery within the Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic Institute at Cleveland Clinic.

Adam Lake is a Certified Athletic Trainer for Cleveland Clinic Sports Health. He is a nationally certified by the Board of Certification and licensed by the Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers Board.

This Health Chat will open on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012 to allow you to submit questions. We will try to answer as many questions as possible during the chat. Please create an account to attend the chat and submit your questions.


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