AANS Neurosurgeon | Volume 26, Number 4, 2017

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Controlled Exercise May Help Kids Post-Concussion

In a recent study published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 54 youths from age 8-18 completed an exertion bicycle test during their recovery after concussive brain injury. The researchers found that, overall, both symptom severity and number of symptoms improved after exertion. Those who improved the most were, on average, greater than three-months post-concussion. Cognitive and emotional symptoms showed the most improvement after exercise. This may suggest an important role for controlled exercise in the return to school process as well as return to sport. To read more about this study, click here.

Calendar/Courses

Winter Clinics for Cranial and Spinal Surgery
Feb. 25, 2018 - Mar. 1, 2018; Snowmass Village, Colo.

69th Southern Neurosurgical Society Annual Meeting
Feb. 28, 2018 - Mar. 3, 2018; San Juan, PR

Second International Brain Mapping Course
April 26-27, 2018; New Orleans

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