AANS Neurosurgeon | Volume 26, Number 1, 2017


The Medical Minute: True Dangers of Concussion and CTE Often Misunderstood

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The recent movie, “Concussion”, starring Will Smith, has brought further media attention to chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). CTE has been linked to repeated head trauma. After retirement from a contact sport, athletes can be at risk for developing this condition. Although awareness of CTE is great, Dr. Robert Harbaugh, AANS past president and director of the Penn State Institute of Neurosciences, said many scientists have more questions about CTE than they do answers. “It’s an easily understood and seemingly compelling story to say that someone plays football because of this they develop a degenerative brain disease years later. However, this simple story doesn’t hold up very well when you look into the details,” he said. To read more, click here


Microsurgery Course Zurich
March 29-April 1, 2017; Zurich, Switzerland

12th World Congress on Brain Injury
March 29-April 1, 2017; New Orleans

2017 National Neuroscience Review
March 31-April 1, 2017; National Harbor, Md.

Brain & Brain PET 2017
April 1-4, 2017; Berlin, Germany

Neurosurgical Society of America Annual Meeting 2017
April 2-5, 2017; Jacksonville, Fla.

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