Kids and Concussions

Injury on the soccer field

IT TAKES A TEAM TO TREAT KIDS WITH CONCUSSIONS, PANEL CONCLUDES.

ONS physicians Paul Sethi, MD and Scott Simon, MD, took part in an important panel discussion for parents about kids and concussions at Greenwich High School on Wednesday night. If you missed this event, presented by ONSF, you can read about the highlights in the Greenwich Time here.

“Knowing your steps, resources and who to call and who to identify can really reduce the anxiety of the student and the family,” said panelist Dr. Paul Sethi, an orthopedic surgeon who is the team physician for Greenwich High. “You become empowered by understanding and when you know who’s on your team to help shepherd you through this event.”

While the best responses for responding to concussions have become clearer in recent years, panelist Dr. Scott Simon, a neurosurgeon, said preventing head injuries is a complex task. Some best practices, he said, include teaching heads-up tackling in football.

Dr. Steven Hindman to discuss Fall and Injury Prevention, Thursday, February 25

Did you know that falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injury (TBI)?HindmanWhite

From 2006–2010, falls were the leading cause of TBI, accounting for 40% of all brain injuries in the United States that resulted in an ED visit, hospitalization, or death, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Elderly adults and young children are the most likely to suffer falling accidents.

Falling out of bed or from a ladder, slipping in the bath or down a flight of stairs, and almost any other fall can result in a severe blow to the head that damages brain cells, blood vessels and protective tissue around the brain. Bleeding in the brain, swelling and blood clots can interfere with the oxygen supply to the brain, which can cause widespread damage.

You can learn how to prevent falls and protect yourself or your loved one by joining Dr. Steven Hindman on Thursday, January 25 at 6:30 pm when he discusses fall prevention strategies at Sunrise Senior Living, 251 Turn of River Road in Stamford. Refreshments will be served.

 

ONS Foundation Along With NFL Alumni Chapter Held Concussion Talk at Greenwich Library

Concussions are the hot topic in the NFL and on high school and college campuses across the country with ongoing concern about the brain health of players of contact sports.

The ONS Foundation wants to raise awareness about the risk of concussion and help educate high school athletes about concussion signs and symptoms. According to neurosurgeon Dr. Scott Simon of the ONS Foundation, concussions are the most common type of brain injury sustained in sports and most concussions do NOT involve loss of consciousness.

Where: Cole Auditorium at Greenwich Library
When: Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 @ 7:00 pm

For more information, click the link below:
http://www.onsfoundation.org/home/concussions/

 

ONS Foundation Discussion: Concussion Prevention & Management Strategies for Youth Athletes

On Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 at 7:00pm at the Cole Auditorium at Greenwich Library, The ONS Foundation and the NFL Alumni Chapterwill present a free seminar on Youth Sports Concussion Awareness and Prevention. The Greenwich Branch of Wells Fargo Advisors is pleased to sponsor the ONSF/CT NFL Alumni Chapter Concussion Seminar.

Concussions are a hot topic in the NFL and in high schools and colleges across the country with particular concern about the brain health of players of contact sports. The ONS Foundation and the NFL Alumni Connecticut Chapter want to raise awareness and educate parents and coaches of youth athletes about the signs and symptoms of concussion.

The discussion will cover the latest information on concussion management on the field, in the doctor’s office and what parents/coaches/teachers need to know to support recovery from concussion.

Speakers include:
Tim Hasselback– ESPN Analyst, retired NFL Quarterback: Greenwich Youth Football Coach

Steve Thurlow– President NFL Alumni CT Chapter- Retired Running Back for the Redskins and New York Giants

Panelists Include:
President of the ONS Foundation, ONS Orthopedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Specialist, Paul M. Sethi, MD

Tricia McDonough Ryan, PhD

ONS Spine Surgery Specialist Mark Camel, MD.

Kindly RSVP to Kelly McCory, NFL Alumni CT Chapter at m3kellymc@aol.com

ONS Doctors focus on prevention of Sports Injuries in youth athletes

ONS Foundation Program presented by Dr. Tim Greene and Dr. Scott Simon focuses on prevention of Sports Injuries in youth athletes at Bruce Museum.

 

 

On Tuesday, June 5 at 7:30 p.m., orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist Dr. Tim Greene and neurosurgeon Dr. Scott Simon will present The “Impact” of Sports, a program on general sports injury prevention and concussion prevention and management in high school and college athletics at the Bruce Museum located at 1 Museum Drive.  The program, which is designed for students as well as parents and coaches, will reveal the reasons that sports injuries are on the rise in youth athletes and what can be done to prevent kids from getting injuries that may have a lifelong impact. An informal Q and A period will follow the presentations.  Admission is free, but advance reservations are recommended. To register, call the Bruce Museum at (203) 869-0376.

Scott Simon, MD regularly speaks to school and community groups about the dangers of concussion and is affiliated with ThinkFirst, a national organization committed to public education and injury prevention of head and spinal cord injuries.  Dr. Simon specializes in the treatment of spinal disorders including operative and non-operative treatment of scoliosis. He graduated from medical school at UMDNJ – New Jersey Medical School. He completed his residency at The University of Pennsylvania Department of Neurosurgery and his fellowship training in spine surgery and scoliosis at The Schriners Hospital for Children, in Philadelphia.

Tim Greene, MD is fellowship trained in sports medicine and hip arthroscopy. He graduated Princeton University and earned his medical degree at the Medical College of Georgia. He performed a residency in orthopedics at Emory University and served as associate team physician to the athletic teams at Georgia Tech. Dr. Greene completed fellowship training at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colorado under the direction of Dr. Marc Philippon. Where he served as associate team physician for the U.S. Ski Team.

The ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education provides expertise and guidelines for sports-related injury prevention for athletes, coaches as well as the aging population. The Foundation is located at 6 Greenwich Office Park, 10 Valley Drive, Greenwich, CT. For further information about the ONS Foundation, visit www.ons-foundation.org or call (203) 869-3131.

 

Register Now for a Free Sports Concussion Seminar on September 14

 

Sports Concussion: Know the Facts! a free sports injury prevention seminar for middle and high school-age kids will take place on Tuesday, September 14 at 7 p.m. at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center in Old Greenwich.  The program, which is presented by the ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education and the OGRCC, is open to students, parents, coaches and trainers.  Neurosurgeon Dr. Scott Simon and Greenwich High School athletic trainer and concussion management coordinator/ImPACT test supervisor Peter Falla will discuss the latest concussion management strategies and the ImPACT Test. The seminar is free of charge. Refreshments will be served.  Registration is required. Call (203) 637-3659 or email ogrcc.execasst@yahoo.com to register.

The ONS Foundation wants to raise awareness about the risk of concussion and help educate athletes and their parents about concussion signs and symptoms. “Concussions are the hot topic in the NFL and on high school and college campuses across the country,” says Dr. Simon. “Concussion is the most common type of brain injury sustained in sports and most concussions do NOT involve a loss of consciousness. Many people don’t realize that you can sustain a concussion even if you don’t hit your head. Multiple concussions can have cumulative and long-lasting life consequences.” Continue reading “Register Now for a Free Sports Concussion Seminar on September 14”

Sports Concussion Program at Greenwich High School on April 8

The ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education sports concussion program, originally scheduled for March 18, will take place Thursday, April 8 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The free seminar, titled Sports Concussion: Know the Facts! Concussion management strategies for high school athletes and the ImPACT Test, was postponed when the high school was closed due to storm damage. The program is open to Greenwich High School students, parents, coaches and trainers. Continue reading “Sports Concussion Program at Greenwich High School on April 8”