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The Wost Part About Recovering From a Concussion

The Wost Part About Recovering From a Concussion
August 2015
Dr. Robert Franks, Co-Medical Director of the Rothman Concussion Network, talks concussion with The Atlantic. "Right now I think the biggest help for us with concussion is that we now have objective and subjective signs," said Franks. "And you know, when I first started this it really was all about what the patient told
The Wost Part About Recovering From a Concussion

Dr. Robert Franks, Co-Medical Director of the Rothman Concussion Network, talks concussion with The Atlantic.

"Right now I think the biggest help for us with concussion is that we now have objective and subjective signs," said Franks. "And you know, when I first started this it really was all about what the patient told us." According to Franks, the measurement of balance is a direct reflection of certain elements of brain function. Advances in computer-based neuropsychological testing--a process that compares pre- and post-impact scores to assess cognitive ability--help, too. "We can also now objectively look at cognition, the way the brain is working," he said.

To read more about Dr. Frank’s thoughts on concussion recovery, click here.

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