Sports Docs Weekly Blitz: Something new on the sideline
Posted on September 21, 2017 at 12:08 PM by Peter Buck, MD
Peter Buck, MD
Orthopedic Sports Medicine
You may have to look closely, but there’s a new replay computer on the sidelines for ISU football and it’s not for the officials. Instead, the replay monitor is specifically for the team doctors and athletic trainers.
DVSport has partnered with major conference college football to provide HD quality replays to assess injuries. The major reason for the new technology is to evaluate potential instances that create head injuries, particularly concussions. The second reason is to get a detailed analysis of musculoskeletal injuries, looking for mechanisms of injury and likely severity. This will assist us in the treatment and rehabilitation of injuries.
There is still so much to be learned about concussions...