Conditions of Brain, Nerve & Spine
A cerebral aneurysm is an outpouch, or balloon growth from the side of a blood vessel wall in the brain. The aneurysm may grow very large in size, compressing vital nerves in the brain, or may fill with small clots that can break off and travel into the blood vessels of the brain and cause a stroke. However, more commonly an aneurysm may rupture, causing blood to pour out of the blood vessels into the space around the brain, called the subarachnoid space, resulting in a subarachnoid haemorrhage Read more >
Most people with sports-related concussion will have resolution of symptoms in a relatively short time.
However, some people with concussion have a very slow recovery period. If the athlete returns to sport whilst still symptomatic, the athlete places him/herself at great risk of causing catastrophic brain injury.
Therefore, all symptomatic concussed athletes must be removed from the field/track, and are not to return to training or game-play until cleared by a medical practitioner with expertise in managing sports-related concussion. Read more >
The carpal tunnel is located at the base of the palm of the hand. The Median Nerve runs through the carpal tunnel. When the carpal tunnel is narrowed between the thick carpal ligament and the underlying carpal bones, the median nerve becomes compressed, and this results in nerve dysfunction. Read more >
Commonly entrapped nerves include the Common Peroneal Nerve, Tibial Nerve in the Tarsal Tunnel, Suprascapular Nerve, Posterior Interosseous Nerve and Meralgia Paresthetica....
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There are 3 types of TOS classically described, although only the first two are truly TOS….. Read more >
Concussion in Sport
Gavin Davis was a panelist and speaker at the 4th International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport in Zurich, November 2012, and co-authored the Zurich Consensus Statement and the AFL Concussion Guidelines.
Information about the Consensus Statement, AFL Guidelines, HeadCheck App, and all the associated tools published in conjunction with the Guidelines, including the Concussion Recognition Tool (CRT), the SCAT3 and the ChildSCAT3 is available for download here.
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