Concussions are serious injuries that should be dealt with as soon as possible in order to ensure the best possible steps are taken for the safest and most successful recovery. Concussions can cause serious symptoms and long-term problems if they are not properly addressed.
Rothman Orthopaedic Institute has partnered with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital to offer the area’s top concussion center.
This center, led by Dr. Franks
and a team of concussion specialists, is fully equipped and prepared to diagnose and treat head injuries with the latest techniques. Dr. Franks was an author of the Team Physician’s Consensus Statement on Concussions and currently serves as team physician for USA Wrestling. He also consults for the Philadelphia Phillies and serves several area high schools’ athletic programs.
How Do I Know If I Should Visit The Concussion Center?
Concussions are brain injuries caused by force to the head, face, neck or chest. Often occurring in contact sports as well as gymnastics and cheerleading, concussions can result in a wide variety of symptoms. Symptoms may include things like sleep disturbance, headache, vomiting, emotional instability, sensitivity to light and sound, and attention dysfunction. Symptoms will vary depending on each patient and the severity of the concussion, but if you have suffered impact to the head or neck and are experiencing any of the above mentioned symptoms, it’s time to call the concussion center.
Because chemical imbalances can occur in the brain as a result of a concussion, it is important to keep an eye out for emotional symptoms like nervousness, sadness and irritability. Rothman Orthopaedic Institute doctors can thoroughly discuss these symptoms with patients and their families and determine the most effective treatment.
To increase a patient's chances of a full recovery, get treatment options from professionals as soon as possible after a concussion occurs. Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, collaborating with Jefferson, is proud to offer treatment from the area’s most respected concussion center
in Philadelphia. Physicians can provide patients and their families the peace of mind they are looking for after an injury occurs by providing quality services and expert care.