AANS Neurosurgeon | Volume 28, Number 3, 2019

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Return to Play following Concussion in Football: Our NFL Experience Part 2

Return to Play following Concussion in Football: Our NFL Experience Part 2

David Okonkwo, MD, PhD, FAANS; Joseph Maroon, MD, FAANS(L); Vincent J. Miele, MD, FAANS; John Norwig | Features

Part 2: This is the second article of a two part series describing the authors’ experience working with the NFL’s concussion protocol. Read Part 1 Multi-Disciplinary Care for the Concussed Athlete A multidisciplinary treatment team offers the …

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The Sports Neurosurgeon

The Sports Neurosurgeon

Allen K. Sills, MD, FAANS | Features

What is a sports neurosurgeon and what qualifications are required to become one? Why should a neurosurgeon become involved in the regular care of athletes? How does one prepare for a career in this emerging …

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Triathlons and Neurosurgery: Part 1

Triathlons and Neurosurgery: Part 1

Rocco A. Armonda, MD, FAANS | Features

Editor’s note:  In Part 1 Dr. Armondo describes why and how he entered the life of Triathlons. In Part 2 (out next month), he continues that journey and muses on the positive impact on all …

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Baltimore Colts to Neurosurgery

Baltimore Colts to Neurosurgery

Deborah L. Benzil, MD, FAANS | Departments | Editorial License

“Make each day your masterpiece.” – John Wooden For as long as I can remember, I have loved sports! As far back as I can remember, I spent fall Sundays with my dad watching the Baltimore …

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The Football and Neurosurgery Connection

The Football and Neurosurgery Connection

Myron L. Rolle, MD | Features

I come from a football family. My father was the founder of the Caribbean American Football League in my home in the Bahamas. My cousins Samari and Antrel Rolle played several seasons with All-Pro and …

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Ride for Life

Ride for Life

William T. Couldwell, MD, PhD, FAANS | Features

My interest in cycling came out of necessity, secondary to injuries sustained during my youth from competitive downhill skiing and motocross racing. My right knee suffered several injuries, including meniscal and multiple ligamentous injuries requiring …

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