The Wall Street Journal recently posted about a new report that revealed a growing number of catastrophic brain injuries amongst high school football players. Head injuries in adolescent athletes are something every orthopedic surgeon sees more often than they would like. Most of the athletes with head injuries seen by Dr. Stein, a New York orthopedic surgeon, received the injury playing football.
The WSJ article noted from the report that, “While the number of kids with these brain injuries is small — 13 out of about 1.1 million high-school players — it’s the highest tally since the National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research at UNC started collecting the brain-injury stats in 1984, says Dr. Frederick Mueller, the center’s director and an emeritus professor of exercise and sports science.”
Head injuries should not be taken lightly and should be looked at by an orthopedic surgeon as soon as possible. If you are looking for a reputable and experienced orthopedic surgeon in New York, schedule a consultation with Dr. Stein and read reviews for him on this blog!