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Concussion Injuries in Harness Racing

PBSC Neurosurgeon Nirav Shah, M.D. discusses the facts about concussions after a series of accidents and concussions to drivers in harness racing. The video is particularly timely as the NFL becomes more and more aware of concussions in football and the risk of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE).

An eight minute educational video about the important issues regarding concussions for the harness racing community is now available through the website. The video was originally developed for the United States Trotting Association.

Dr. Nirav Shah, a neurosurgeon and concussion expert, discusses the important facts about concussions. If not treated and managed properly, a concussion can result in permanent brain damage and even death. Concussions are a form of brain injuries resulting in over 50,000 deaths a year in the United States.

Whether you're jogging, training or racing, falls are a real risk in harness racing. Dr. Shah discusses how to assess, treat and manage a concussion.

He also discusses a new tool used by professional and school contact sport organizations to assist in the detection and treatment of concussions.

The video was prepared in response to the recent serious concussions suffered by drivers involved in racing accidents.

Dr. Shah specializes in concussion care at Princeton Brain and Spine Care. Dr. Shah began an awareness program with the development of a new concussion website (www.concussiondiscussion.org) for nonprofessional athletes, parents, school and sport officials. His client list includes current professional football athletes and organizations.

 

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