MILWAUKEE (10/6/2011) - Today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released findings stating "Emergency department visits for sports- and recreation-related traumatic brain injuries, including concussions, among children and adolescents increased by 60 percent during the last decade."
Children's Hospital offers the only Concussion Clinic in Milwaukee and Wisconsin for young athletes, up to age 22. Our pediatric sports medicine specialists evaluate children's injuries and offer guidance and education to ensure it's safe for them to return to regular activities, such as school, driving, physical activity or sports. Kevin Walter, MD, program director and associate professor at The Medical College of Wisconsin is a concussion expert and co-authored a study, published in Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, highlighting guidelines on sports-related concussions.
Children's Hospital and Health System is the region's only independent health care system dedicated solely to the health and well being of children. Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, the health system's flagship member, is recognized as one of the leading pediatric health care centers in the United States. It was named one of America's Best Children's Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Other health system entities include Children's Hospital of Wisconsin-Fox Valley, Children's Hospital and Health System Foundation, Children's Medical Group, Children's Physician Group, Children's Specialty Group, Children's Service Society of Wisconsin, Children's Research Institute and Children's Community Health Plan. In 2009, the health system invested more than $76 million back into the community to improve the health status of children through medical care, advocacy, education and pediatric medical research. For more information visit the website at chw.org.