July 3, 2013

Wright State Orthopaedics to present a Concussion Update on July 16

football gameWright State Orthopaedics will offer an educational session about concussions on Tuesday, July 16, at 7 p.m., in the Family Medicine Conference Room in the Wright State Physicians Health Center on the campus of Wright State University (725 University Blvd.). The session is free and open to the public.

Corey J. Ellis, M.D., director of the Wright State Physicians Concussion Clinic and assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery, sports medicine and rehabilitation and family medicine at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, will discuss concussions, how concussions are commonly treated, how to prevent concussions and the new Ohio law regarding concussions.

Under Ohio’s Return to Play law, which went into effect in April, coaches and referees are required to pull athletes out of practices or games if they show signs or report symptoms of a concussion. They cannot play until they are cleared by a physician or authorized licensed health care provider.

“If an athlete has a concussion, his or her brain needs time to heal,” said Ellis, who completed a pediatric sports medicine fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and is board certified in primary care sports medicine and family medicine. “A health care professional experienced in evaluating for concussion will be able to create a personalized treatment plan allowing for safe return to sports.”

Ellis also serves as a team physician for Wright State University Athletics and sports medicine physician for Beavercreek High School.

In addition to the July concussion educational session, Wright State Orthopaedics will offer an educational session about shoulder arthritis on Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 7 p.m., at the Wright State Physicians Health Center. For more information and to register for the July 16 event, contact Cindy Dempsey at csdempsey@premierhealth.com or (937) 208-2128.

 



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