We specialize in caring for children and adolescents who need to be screened after a concussion. After an injury, does your child have these symptoms?:
Cognitive: (inattention, slowed thinking, amnesia, confusion, vacant stare)
Physical: (headache, dizziness, slurred speech)
Affective: (emotional lability, depression, anxiety)
Sleep: (increase or decreased sleep time, frequent waking)
Skateboarding has experienced waves of popularity since the 1960s. Most documented injuries occur in boys from the age of 10 to 14 years with injuries ranging from minor cuts and abrasions to multiple fractures. Fatality is extremely rare and occurs in 1.1% of all injuries. Most injuries occur when the skateboard strikes an irregularity in the riding surface, projecting the skateboarder in the direction of travel. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends the use of a helmet, knee and elbow pads, and wrist guards. Children under 5 years of age should not be allowed to ride skateboards.
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