Wright State Physicians Orthopaedics to offer educational session about concussion

A magnetic resonance imaging scan of the human brain.

A magnetic resonance imaging scan of the human brain.

Wright State Physicians Orthopaedics will offer an educational session about concussion on Tuesday, Aug. 16, at 7 p.m., in classroom 1 on the second floor of the Wright State Physicians Health Center, 725 University Blvd., on the campus of Wright State University. The session is free and open to the public.

Corey J. Ellis, M.D., director of the Wright State Physicians Concussion Clinic and assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery and family medicine at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, will speak about concussion and Ohio’s Return to Play law.

Under the current law, which went into effect in April 2013, coaches and referees are required to pull young athletes out of practice or games if they show signs or report symptoms of a concussion. They cannot play until they are cleared by a physician or authorized licensed health care provider.

Ellis will discuss the signs and symptoms of a concussion, how to recognize a concussion and the latest treatment options for a concussion.

Ellis is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine in the primary care sports medicine subspecialty. He completed a pediatric sports medicine fellowship. He also serves as a team physician for Wright State University athletics and the sports medicine physician for Beavercreek High School.

Videos of past sessions may be viewed at wrightstatephysicians.org/ortho/video.

To register for the session, contact Pam Kadrovach at pam.kadrovach@wspi.org or

Wright State Physicians Inc. includes more than 160 physicians affiliated with the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. The group provides primary and specialty care in a wide range of specialized diagnostic and treatment services throughout the Dayton region.

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