General Discussion on Concussion
Why do you think a concussion is called the “silent injury”?

 

Why do you think concussions have been unidentified in the past?

 

Why do you think the understanding and treatment of concussed patients has come to the forefront?

 

Do you think the medical profession has stayed in step with the assessment of concussed patients?

 

Do you think having a specialized website like this one dedicated to keeping health professionals informed of the latest developments in concussion assessment is important?

 

Do you think the number of concussions has increased over the years or do you think physicians are beginning to identify a concussed patient based the Sport Concussion Assessment Tool protocol?

 

Do you think the treatment of concussed patients will become a specialized section of medicine in the future?

 

Do you see changes in the future of concussion assessment and treatment?

Assessment and Treatment
Why do you think the understanding and treatment of concussed patients has come to the forefront?

 

Do you think the medical profession has stayed in step with the assessment of concussed patients?

 

Once you take a patient through the SCAT3 there doesn’t seem to be a total that identifies whether a patient has a concussion or is it just that there are enough signs and symptoms in the assessment to alert the health professional to the possibility of a concussion?

 

Do you think the number of concussions has increased over the years or do you think physicians are beginning to identify a concussed patient based the Sport Concussion Assessment Tool protocol?

 

Is there a different assessment approach to a sport related concussion and a non-sport related concussion?

Zurich Consensus Statement
Why do you think the Zurich consensus was organized?

Future Considerations
Do you think the treatment of concussed patients will become a specialized section of medicine in the future?

 

Do you see changes in the future of concussion assessment and treatment?

Cranial Nerve Evaluation for Concussed Patients
Olfactory Nerve

 

Optic Nerve

 

Oculomotor, Trochlear and Abducens Nerves

 

Trigeminal and Facial Nerve

 

Vestibulocochlear Nerve

 

Glossopharyngeal, Vagus, Accessory, Hypoglossal Nerves

Dr. Jack Taunton

Screen Shot 2016-07-30 at 10.21.33 PMDr. Jack Taunton is a Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, Division of Sports Medicine, at the University of British Columbia.

Dr. Charles Tator

Screen Shot 2016-07-30 at 10.21.42 PMCharles H. Tator MD, PHD, FRCSC is trained in neurosurgery and neuropathology and was Chair of Neurosurgery at the University of Toronto.