The AANS Neurosurgeon is the official socioeconomic publication of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), and features information and analysis for contemporary neurosurgical practice. It focuses on topics related to legislation, workforce issues and practice management as they affect the specialty of neurosurgery. The September 2016 edition of AANS Neurosurgeon explores the theme, “Neurotrauma,” discussing the impact this specialty has on neurosurgeons, neurosurgical training and how physical activity and contact sports has shaped the current discussion.
Since Neurosurgery Blog is in the midst of a concussion awareness campaign, which is putting the spotlight on key issues surrounding traumatic brain injury (TBI), we thought it would be interesting to address the following questions. Should all neurosurgeons be trained in neurotrauma care? Is concussion a pediatric health crisis? What role do neurosurgeons play in sports medicine? When will a clinical trial for TBI succeed? These questions, along with many others, are answered throughout a number of articles in this publication.
Some highlights of the issue:
- The Neurosurgeon in Sports Medicine
- Impact on Injury: Five Trends to Watch
- Neurotrauma and Emergency Care: Who Pays?
- Neurosurgery Call: Challenges and Opportunities
- Avoiding Tort Liability When There are Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen
- Point: Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: A Real Disease, but Not a New One
- Counterpoint: The Pediatric Health Crisis is Not Concussions
Elsewhere in the issue, readers can check out additional theme-related articles, as well as book reviews and updates from the Washington, D.C., office via its “Washington Watch” column.
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Editor’s Note: During the month of September, we encourage everyone to join the conversation online by using the hashtag #ConcussionFacts.