Concussion Management in Milwaukee, Wis.
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that interferes with normal brain function and causes temporary cognitive and physical problems. Concussions need medical evaluation, whether from a certified athletic trainer, sports medicine physician, primary care physician or emergency room physician. If concussions are not properly treated, complications can result, including permanent damage.
The Centers for Disease Control estimates that 1.6 million to 3.8 million concussions occur each year. At Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, our experienced and dedicated team of sports medicine physicians, certified athletic trainers, physical therapists and neuropsychologists provide the highest quality care when athletes are sidelined due to a suspected concussion.
Concussions usually happen with an impact to the head or body — a blow, bump or jolt. Because of the sudden change of direction or speed, the brain continues to move while the rest of the head doesn’t. The result is a stretching of neurons and other microscopic damage to the brain.
Keep a close watch for the signs and symptoms of a concussion. Accurate diagnosis and personalized treatment will give you the best possible outcome.
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- Most concussions DO NOT involve a loss of consciousness.
- Concussions can result from any sport or activity.
- If you have had one concussion, you are at significantly higher risk of having another. Symptoms are worse with each additional concussion.
- MRIs and CT scans cannot diagnose a concussion.
- Adolescents get concussions more often and take longer to heal than adults.
- 40% of teens admit to lying about their concussion symptoms.
If you feel your athlete or child has suffered a concussion, care is just around the corner at one of our convenient community locations.
Sports Medicine Center
8700 Watertown Plank Road
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
Hartford Health Center
110 Lone Oak Lane
Hartford, WI 53027
Moorland Reserve Health Center
4805 S. Moorland Road
New Berlin, WI 53151
North Hills Health Center
W129 N7055 Northfield Drive B-400
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
West Bend Health Center
1700 W. Paradise Drive
West Bend, WI 53095
West Bend Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Center
1190 E. Paradise Drive
West Bend, WI 53095
For Physician Referral
If you think you or someone you know may have a concussion, call us at 1-800-DOCTORS to find a physician who specializes in concussion care.