Oct
20
Concussion Testing Vital For All Sports

Sports concussions have become a fixture in the headlines, with a greater emphasis being placed on injury prevention for athletes at all levels. While football is a major focus, athletes in many other sports remain at risk of concussion. "Although football accounts for the majority of concussions in this community, girls soccer, and cheerleading cause a surprising number of concussions," said David Wiercisiewski, MD, a Physical Medicine, and Rehabilitation specialist at Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates and director of the Carolina Sports Concussion Program. 

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Sep
14
Making A Difference In The Dominican Republic

Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates neurosurgeon Scott McLanahan, MD, led the Charlotte-based World Pediatric Project neurosurgery team to the Dominican Republic for their sixth annual mission trip in September.

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Mar
29
A Five-Year-Old Must Travel From Tennessee to Find the Expertise to Treat His Rare Brain Condition

From the time he was 12 months old, young Caleb Johnson suffered from intractable epilepsy due to a hypothalamic hamartoma. His condition resulted in recurring daily seizures, with more than a dozen seizures occurring some days. Hypothalamic hamartoma is an extremely rare growth in the brain. It is so rare that most neurosurgeons will never encounter the condition in their entire careers. The seizures severely impacted Caleb's development and personality.

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