Features CHOP Doctors, Scientists Working to Improve Concussion Protection

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Male patient receiving checkup to right eye Asking a child how they feel. Walking a straight line. These are the tests many physicians and athletic trainers administer when they suspect a student athlete may have a concussion. But what if there was a more scientific and objective way to test for concussion?

Doctors and scientists from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) are working together with faculty, staff and athletes at The Shipley School to create more objective ways of diagnosing concussion and protecting young brains from long-term consequences of this injury.

Christina Master, MD, FAAP, CAQSM, a sports medicine pediatrician with the Division of Orthopaedics, and Kristy Arbogast, PhD, Co-director of the Center for Injury Research and Prevention, spoke with The Philadelphia Inquirer about the breakthroughs being developed in concussion diagnosis.

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